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I Had Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 39 People

    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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    When i was just over 20months old i was

    diagnosed with a blood cell cancer called leukemia. I nearly died but recovered
    Sourr Sourr 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I had a lesbian experience about five years ago with my husbands friends wife, we all got a little drunk and she kept kissing me. It was very nice because i was always curious...
    CuteNat CuteNat 31-35, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I found out tonight, a dear friend learned today she is cancer free. I can't express how happy I am for her.
    Allens47 Allens47 56-60, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I have Prostate cancer that has been caught early. I have a positive attitude and i will not allow myself to be down. I will overcome my Cancer.
    jespusspuss jespusspuss 66-70, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    EVERYone knows LOTS of people with cancer(s). This time it's different. Recently started a good-standing relationship with father and half-sister since my 1st child was born...
    Amytina Amytina 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    My best friend had cancer when she was in 4th grade and now every year ,for a very long time, she has to go to St. Jude and get check ups. I was really happy that she fought threw...
    Beyourself32 Beyourself32 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    "When a Cancer is hurt she will either cry her heart out or retreat into silence. However it is rare that she will ever take out her revenge on the person who hurt her." "Cancers...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    This Sunday I was informed that my cousin who has been battling cancer for almost 15 years passed away at the very very young age of 20. She got to graduate high school, learned...
    PandaaMee PandaaMee 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    This Sunday I was informed that my cousin who has been battling cancer for almost 15 years passed away at the very very young age of 20. She got to graduate high school, learned...
    PandaaMee PandaaMee 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    My zodiac sign and almost all traits match me.just found this out. The Cancer Woman The Cancer Woman: Love, Sex, Friendship, Style The Cancer Woman The Cancer woman is ruled by...
    111rosy560 111rosy560 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    just recently i had lost my grandma to pancreatic cancer .we bearly found this out right after thanksgiving or last year .she went into the hospital cause she has stomach pains and...
    rayy17 rayy17 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    April 13th 2013 so coming up on 3 years now. He died after a 8 month battle with lung cancer. Wasn't a big surprise knew it was only a matter of time for anyone who smokes 2-3...
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989 26-30, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    My father was a pretty heavy smoker since the time he was a teen. A few years ago, he died from lung cancer. It was a slow painful death that i wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. I...
    ben243 ben243 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Today is recognised as World Cancer Day. What a dreadful disease that claimed the life of my cousin ... a wonderful person. I count it a privilege to have been able to care...
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    my mother died in may due to throat cancer was a long three years to watch and hard to take care of her during but I would never change being there for her...I'm glad I could do...
    Aprildawnmarie Aprildawnmarie 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    In 2009, my father was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and was given a 3% survival chance of longer than a year. My world was crushed, I couldn't lose my daddy. He went through...
    kmhitz kmhitz 22-25, F 10 Responses Feb 2

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    I have lost both of my parents to cancer. It is a terrible disease that hopefully we can end. Too much pain has been caused because of it. Too many people lost.
    aaronfunn aaronfunn 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 2

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    I lost my Nana to lung cancer in 2004. I recently been cancer myself and my mom is currently fighting lung cancer :(
    sikkacyanide sikkacyanide 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 1

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    When I was 17 years old, I was diagnosed with dermatographia. I'm not exactly sure how it happened but I think it was because of an antibiotic or it may have been because of I...
    boomjosh12345 boomjosh12345 22-25 Jan 31

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    I have survived Leaukimeia. I was 7 years old, in the first grade, when I went to a local hospital when I was "abducted" and put into an ambulance. The ambulance took me to...
    19pollard97 19pollard97 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I lost my mother to breast cancer three years ago. Today would have been her 77th birthday. I had a dream about her last night which I haven't done in a long time. Happy Birthday...
    FlatbushGuy FlatbushGuy 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    my birth mother has cancer. I hate that we can't be there, but we're 3,000 miles away, with a daughter having one more year in high school. We HATE where we are, but can't afford...
    jennifr1966 jennifr1966 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    We've had many ups and downs this week. A few days ago my dad said he was done fighting. This morning after talking to the doctors he simply said let it go. He was ready for the...
    winkmm winkmm 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I met Karen over 30 years ago my sister-in-law introduced me to her. She was fun to be with and we had a few good years together. Sadly we split up but stayed good friends and kept...
    johnvcook johnvcook 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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    So I was diagnosed with a Subserosal Fibroid 4.6cm big! And I was told I need a myoectomy on Feb 16th or not will get me in sooner. I noticed he didn't try to get another...
    SubserosalFibroid SubserosalFibroid 22-25, F Jan 27

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    My dad has been in the hospital for the last few days. His body is ravaged by the cancer which has spread to his stomach and liver as well. He slides in and out of consciousness...
    winkmm winkmm 41-45, M 6 Responses Jan 27

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    Almost done kicking ***! The most beautiful word in the world is no longer going to be "Love" from now on it's called "Free".. Cancer Free!!!
    Wendy630 Wendy630 46-50, F 8 Responses Jan 27

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    I lost my dad to cancer 2 years ago. I really miss this wonderful man. He was very young just 60. He got esophageal cancer and was a very healthy person. The lesson in this is vast...
    Foreveryoung35 Foreveryoung35 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    My mother has breast cancer and she's really negative sometimes and it makes me even more negative :,(
    martyyduh martyyduh 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    I lost my grandma to stage four ovarian cancer it was really hard
    ashley254 ashley254 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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    I had a bad relationship with my mom & couldn't bring myself to tell her how much I felt for her. She died thinking I didn't care.
    Bear777 Bear777 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I have lost my grandpa, aunt, and friend. I'm finally over it but not them, just the trauma of the experience of the cancer loss. I still miss them.
    DoIknowmenow DoIknowmenow 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    Damn, I have just lost anther friend to cancer.
    nakedoutdoors nakedoutdoors 51-55, M 5 Responses Jan 24

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    My Mom 2008 Breast cancer 🎗🎗
    PrettyInWhite PrettyInWhite 16-17, F 7 Responses Jan 24

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    Over the last 20 years I have lost friends, uncles and most recently my grandmother to cancer. My father was diagnosed with a very aggressive strain of stomach cancer in September...
    writer2036 writer2036 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 23