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I Had Cancer

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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

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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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    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 Aug 23, 2012

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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 8 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 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Related Experiences

    I want to share my mother story~ One day she got in a car crash not that bad of a one. After that she been feeling bad pain in her back a couple of weeks later the doctors did some...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    My 31 or 32 year old sister called us on my birthday last year to tell us she had cancer. She's always had issues with blood clots on her brain, a miscarriage, and general bad...
    polyglotparrot polyglotparrot 13-15, F Sep 5

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    So this was wen I was 4 years old it was actually scary because I had cancer and I really thought I wasn't goin to make it but I did an I am really happy that I did.
    ToxicWolf ToxicWolf 16-17, M Aug 24

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    Online and in real life and on the advertisements, people are sad about cancer. While I was at first depressed from having breast cancer from simply fenugreek hormones, I soon...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 3 days ago

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    My uncle/godfather. My uncle was a very sincere, sensitive, cheerful man. He helped everybody very much. Suddenly, in 2007 he fell into a long pnemumonia. He was ill earlier due to...
    michalmos michalmos 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    In April 2012, I was diagnosed with stage 2b breast cancer. I had surgery to remove the lump and the sentinel lymph node. My surgeon took about 5 nodes and 4 were positive for...
    Natassa69 Natassa69 51-55, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My grandfather passed away from stomach cancer in October of 2011. When he was fist diagnosed with stomach cancer, the doctors said he had the cancer two years prior. This was...
    Faith1293 Faith1293 18-21, F Aug 28

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    I was diagnosed with cervical cancer June 2014 by the time July was over I had a radical hysterectomy to remove everything excerpt my ovaries which were moved up in case I needed...
    weeziewoo weeziewoo 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    My mom recently had a lumpectomy, and is currently recovering. The cancer had spread to one of her lymph nodes, and will have to undergo chemotherapy. Although chemotherapy will...
    boomkimchaloy boomkimchaloy 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    Today, September 15, is my 5 year cancer survivor anniversary! The day that most cancer survivors are considered cured! I was lucky mine was caught early, so that I only had to go...
    Itsmytime2be Itsmytime2be 41-45, F 11 Responses a week ago

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    I am sadden by the fact that 2 of my relatives have been afflicted with cancer this year. It's even harder on my mom because it was her dad and older sister. I lost my grandfather...
    tessa4ever tessa4ever 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Actually I know two for certain, my grandfather has rectal cancer and my dad has cancer too although I don't know what kind of cancer he has and I don't want to ask. I.. I don't...
    udamansteel udamansteel 16-17, F Sep 5

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    I have a type of leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic. Pretty much cancer in bone marrow. I'm a high risk. It gets you thinking about stuff. I had to quit my job and can't go to high...
    Btimez3 Btimez3 13-15, M 4 Responses Sep 11

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    Sigh, I've had a rough week so far. between kids and hubby's causing stress my mom who has non small cell lung cancer we have had a rough go. Chemo was rendered pointless and did...
    Deflatedone Deflatedone 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    i think it's odd what we don't know about cancer until it knocks on our door. i was lucky when i finally got around to going to a dentist and they took the time to look at more...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    He was my dads friend I knew his daughter a little And I knew him When he died of cancer I could not believe it That night I cried I look at the ceiling and said Bull if ur...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    My grandma had breast cancer I didn't know her well but I loved her She was very sick so we can down to her state to visited her When we left I said I love her One day she felt...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F Sep 4

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    Cancerians have a strong survival instinct. They are protective of those they care about, and of themselves too. They are often quite reticent about sharing their inner selves to...
    BornInTheWrongEra72 BornInTheWrongEra72 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    5 1/2 years ago when i was 9 i lost my twin brother to cancer. He was diagnosed with brain cancer when we were 4 and never went to school. After going into remission when we were 7...
    katysmith01 katysmith01 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    The effing breast cancer is back. This time it is in my Bones. My hip bones and pelvic bone ache constantly. Wtf is there something like cancer? And how many friends of mine will...
    odditblue odditblue 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Wow...Just a bleep of a journey. Here's my story. I was working at a doctor's office in an eyeglass store. January 2013 came around. I started noticing increasing pain in my lower...
    Slayme Slayme 36-40, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Hi...I am deedee. I had surgery 2 1/2 wks ago...debulking surgery. My Dr says he got it all, and it had not spread, although a tiny piece of my colon had it, and he removed that as...
    deedee60 deedee60 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    Born on 7/26. Sun in Leo, Moon in Cancer, rising in cancer. In my early 20's I was super outgoing but now I am more introverted and am content with a handful of trustworthy friends...
    Beeperinaweeper Beeperinaweeper 26-30 1 Response Sep 4

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    Im 27. When I was 16 I was diagnosed with stage 2 nasopharyngeal cancer. Had radiation therapy and three cycles of chemotherapy. Been in remission for 10 years. All of the sudden...
    sferrero007 sferrero007 26-30 Sep 13

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    I went for a check at my doctors.after he and done my checks he said that i had breast cancer when i was told i cried my dad was there and he hugged me and went home and went...
    janet56 janet56 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    The cancer I have has a 5 year survival rate of 5% and those were mostly people that caught the cancer early at stage 0-1. It looks like mine is at stage 3 or 4. With the growths...
    REBELYELL67 REBELYELL67 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    My grandma.. Shes had so many cancers in the past.. I love her so much and im really upset that she has to go through so much :'(
    Karmalama Karmalama 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    Most of my family has had and died from some kind of cancer. I'm doomed.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 12

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    I stand up to Cancer!!! Cancer Sucks!!
    bja12sc bja12sc 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    If you had a person who pass away from cancer Tell who they are (grandma,dad,mom,sister,ETC)
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Just got word not 2 minutes ago that my Aunt died of lung cancer.... Bwahahahahaha, She FINALLY kicked the bucket! Good for her, she was hoping that death would swiftly take her...
    AnonR AnonR 70+, T 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I would normally NEVER ask anyone for any sort of money, it goes against everything I believe, but I'm desperate now. I've been with my boyfriend over a year and a half and he's...
    bufy99 bufy99 22-25, F Aug 23

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    I went in to get a mass taken from my throat and found out I have cancer it's just happened a couple days ago so I'm still adjusting to the fact.
    REBELYELL67 REBELYELL67 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I'm seriously thinking of not taking any treatment and just letting the cancer finish me off. I have nothing to live for, no kids or spouse.
    REBELYELL67 REBELYELL67 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I lost my best friend of 18 years, After a long and devastating battle with bone cancer. If you look at my age you will realise that's pretty much as far back as I can remember. It...
    HarrietsRevenge HarrietsRevenge 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I lost my dad to cancer. He smoked a lot and was just 52. I guess I am over it mostly. Just some days I get a lil sad thinking about it. What could have been.
    cottonbreeze cottonbreeze 41-45, F Aug 27

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    Cancer sucks. I'm sick of feeling sick. I want to feel like me again.
    odditblue odditblue 46-50, F Aug 29

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    "She's going to die" my grandma is going to die,from cancer.the person I care most about after my parents. I will miss her sweet smile her laugh her baking.but I'm used to the pain...
    reg212 reg212 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I lost my mom to lung cancer about a year ago today. It's killing me inside. I keep cutting everyday and it's getting really out of hand. She was my everything and I watched her...
    jessicakittynese jessicakittynese 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    I am watching this on tv right now. standup2cancer.org This is incredible to listen to these peoples experiences with cancer. How it changed them. Amazing stuff. Check it out!!
    breeze90 breeze90 22-25, F Sep 5

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    An open letter Dear Marie It's been 5 years now since you've past away. I still haven't seen your gravestone. I've heard it's beautiful - just like your soul. You might don't...
    Lindadk Lindadk 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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