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I Had Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 36 People

    When i was just over 20months old i was

    diagnosed with a blood cell cancer called leukemia. I nearly died but recovered
    Sourr Sourr 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2014

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    One of My Happiest Moments

    While going through testicular cancer I often thought of how long I had to wait....before seeing if all of the plumbing worked.  For some reason this is what I thought about in the hospital.... I probably should have been more worried that they wouldn't...
    newyork123 newyork123 26-30, M 7 Responses Dec 12, 2008

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    I was diagnosed with APL,

    acute prylocitic leukemia when I was 16. It was a rare childhood disease. I was bruising easily and was out if breath quite frequently. My mom took me to the hospital to draw some blood, there I found out my platelets were very down. I was admitted that very next day. I was...
    PrincessAbigail89 PrincessAbigail89 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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    Would You Like Your Cancer?

    My name is Megan and I am currently 24 years old, turning 25 on September 1st. When I was 17, shortly after my high school graduation I was diagnosed with cancer. I recently wrote & published a book about my entire cancer battle from beginning to end. It's aptly titled 'Would You...
    meganoates meganoates 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2012

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    Enlightening

    I was diagnosed with a soft tissue sarcoma when i was 16. it was sitting on my spleen just under my lef rib cage. i went for my first operation 3 days after my 16th birthday and a post op scan revealed that there was still cancer in the are. so a couple of days after the first i...
    houzie houzie 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 23, 2009

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    I was only 8 when I was diagnosed with

    ganglioneuroma (misspelled) and neuro blastoma. I was admitted to he hospital 3 weeks later and went though a 7 hour operation to remove the tumor from my spinal cord and lung. Once it was removed, they discovered some malignant cells had travelled all the way to the surface of...
    LovableJillian LovableJillian 13-15, F Sep 23, 2014

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    I'm coming up on my sixth cancerversary.

    It's funny what memories resurface. The day I found out I had a large tumor in my abdomen (which turned out to be a rare form of ovarian cancer-the tumor weighed 7 lbs for crying out loud), I drove to my brother's to see my mom. As soon as I got there, we piled in the car to go...
    stonesandsage stonesandsage 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 25, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    My grandma has lung cancer, she is the only family I talk to. I do my best to take care of her, I cant imagine my life without her.
    TheseBrokenSmiles TheseBrokenSmiles 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Hey, I am writing my experience for women out there that may find themselves in my situation and may be freaking out. Just breathe and think through all of your choices.... that's...
    icandoit2 icandoit2 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Cancer is a concern for the medical community as well as the general population. One form of cancer that brings worries into the lives of many is brain cancer. Statistically...
    williams299 williams299 46-50, M 15 hrs ago

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    I have not been to a doctor. I have not even told my family my worries. I never really paid attention to my breasts until about a year or so ago. I tend to get heat rashes - or...
    spunkypumpkin spunkypumpkin 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    My sweetheart is living with a rare form of cancer. When he first told me, it was like he was giving me an opportunity to run. But I was so curious and just wanted to get to know...
    BluRain04 BluRain04 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    In 2014, he died. Because of the thing everybody calls "cancer" but in my point of view, it's a murderer. It took my Superman. My only happiness. And it did hurt a lot. So much. So...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    Well, we don't actually know this for sure as of this moment. My wife has a "mass" in her colon -- it will need to be removed regardless. We discovered this yesterday when my wife...
    larrypoppins larrypoppins 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I lost both my mother and grandmother to cancer, I am sorry for your loss.
    michelleplus1 michelleplus1 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    I lost my aunt to cancer 9 months ago. It still feels the same as the first day I lost her. She was my second mother. She was in the delivery room with my parents. She held me...
    papayalover24 papayalover24 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    my birth mother has terminal cancer. my adoptive mom is 91 amd has high risks of multiple myeloma. I might literally lose two moms in one year. I know this isn't about me; they're...
    jennifr1966 jennifr1966 46-50, F Aug 26

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    Breast cancer has destroyed what little confidence I had. I feel horrible, and lonely and lots of sadness in my heart...some days I don't feel too bad, and some days I just look at...
    kendi15 kendi15 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    My mom has had a specific type of cancer for a long time now, but I found out that me off has to get a cancerous tumor out of her back. If they don't do this correctly it could...
    ZoeVoci ZoeVoci 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I just don't know what to feel, and I feel stupid when talking about it. My brother (leukemia patient) is now progressively thinner and weaker, I'm not used to seeing him like...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 22 Responses Aug 25

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    My sister is facing nose cancer recurring and i am checking immunotherapy and interventional therapy. Anyone pls share your experience. TQ.
    Jochan Jochan 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Seriously tho, are cancers good in bed?
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 24

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    I just finished chemo for breast cancer and will have surgery next month.
    justjackie2 justjackie2 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I lost my amazing Mum to cancer only 6 weeks ago. Between my 36th birthday and my wedding anniversary. The tragic story is she only lost her own Mum 18 months before. She then...
    rebeccaabrams17 rebeccaabrams17 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    According to Draconic astrology (soul astrology), I'm a lunar cancerian. This could not be more accurate for me. My soul has a cancerian personality: it's both a gift and a curse...
    TheOriginalDarkHorse TheOriginalDarkHorse 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 22

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    A close family friend passed away from cancer on August 16 at 22:07. I miss her so much. I saw her last on August 13 and that's when I said my last goodbye. She told me that i will...
    JustineMusey JustineMusey 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    If you have facebook, go check out the page called Project With A Purpose. Someone is taking orders from anyone who would like to buy a custom paracord bracelet. You can ask for...
    jsoaps2 jsoaps2 22-25, M Aug 21

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    My Christopher, my soulmate, passed away of brain cancer. He had it for 10 years and lived in incredible life until his final year. I took a year off from work to care for him...
    Mary2004 Mary2004 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    My birthday is July 3, in now 28 years old.. What i hate about being cancer is too much emotional and i am.. What i love about cancer is being FAITHFUL agree?!
    YHAS YHAS 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    I am ranting now cos I am dying from cancer. I was surprised that I didn't cry or freak out after my diagnosis of terminal cancer 2 weeks ago. Instead of trying to preserve my...
    TickleTortureMoi TickleTortureMoi 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I've lost my mum and my nan to cancer. I've also lost my grandparents and my great aunt but it wasn't to cancer. I've lost lots of people and it's sad and I'm so lonely. I didn't...
    turkishaussiegirl98 turkishaussiegirl98 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 19

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    Me and my Cancerian boyfriend, who I've been dating for a year now started out as best friends. We were friends while I was in another relationship and I watched him date 3 othet...
    nailea25 nailea25 18-21, F Aug 18

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    Please protect your skin by sun screening & checking your moles. Melanoma doesn't age discriminate....it took my hubby at 37. CANCER SUCKS....Prevention!
    NotperfectEver NotperfectEver 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I am unable to post this in the Success Stories for whatever reason, so I posted here. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer on October 18, 2013. I was advised by my doctor that my...
    AndreThompson1963 AndreThompson1963 51-55, M Aug 18

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    Cancer sucks!!!! Missing my husband although I know he's at peace & cancer free!!!!
    NotperfectEver NotperfectEver 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    http://m.expand-your-consciousness.com/100-scientific-studies-agree-cannabis-annihilates-cancer/?t=MAM
    prettyprude prettyprude 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Today my dad died of a really rare heart cancer, like 1 in 4 million people. :( :C :'(
    ShadowSoldier1234 ShadowSoldier1234 13-15, M Aug 16

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    6 year survivor of renal cancer..
    tamski66 tamski66 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Being diagnosed, and living, with Medulloblastoma. I've never really talked about being diagnosed with cancer but with a few people. I would like to share my story. I've had this...
    Kwakwakalanooksiwae Kwakwakalanooksiwae 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer in April of 2012. What followed was a serious of procedures and surgeries that I thought I took in stride and with a great attitude. I...
    csumba2001 csumba2001 46-50, M Aug 15

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    About four years ago when I was eleven my mom was diagnosed with cancer since my parents had been divorced since I was three months old I only got to see her in the summer but one...
    LostStitches LostStitches 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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