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I Had Cancer

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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. ...
    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...
    PrincessAbigail89 PrincessAbigail89 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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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...
    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...
    houzie houzie 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 23, 2009

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    My mother is amazing! Her sister ( my auntie) was diagnosed with a brain tumour and it was awful my family has already been struggling. It was tough on everyone especially her...
    Luce13579 Luce13579 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    No disease scares anyone much more than a diagnosis of most cancers. You will find several sorts of scarce flu as well as meningitis that you'll have considered, but most cancers...
    Ryan5050yvs2 Ryan5050yvs2 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    4 days ago I lost my father to multiple myeloma, a vicious cancer that attacks the white blood cells and bone marrow. I am currently 14 and my dad was my role model. He was my...
    idnar13 idnar13 13-15, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    He lived in Europe and I in the US. We fell madly in love, and were in a long distance relationship for 2.5 yrs before I finally was strong enough to break it off. He was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I guess to understand the full depth of my story, it's best to start at the very beginning It all started when I turned 7. Up until that age, I has a great family. My mom and dad...
    heartsofgold22 heartsofgold22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I hate cancer, it's a horrible horrible disease- and it's common in my family, my grandma died from breast cancer, my father had a very rare tumour in his back that almost killed...
    AllyLogan AllyLogan 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Among the scariest items about most cancers is always that it could distribute and turn into infinitely harder to combat the for a longer time is continues to be untreated. But as...
    Joshua7271bvu2 Joshua7271bvu2 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My Story . . . The one I've been needing, so bad, to tell. Now is my chance. My dad died October 16th, 2012 at 12:10am. He was diagnosed with Lymphoma (cancer in the lymph nodes...
    iLucky iLucky 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    A 2 time survivor. I am fair skinned and susceptible to skin cancer. As a golfer, that's a big concern. I have had friends with minor skin lesions which were easily taken care of...
    lakeluver lakeluver 66-70, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am a paranoid person when it comes to health, that's probably why I am scared of doctors and hospitals so much! So, you could imagine how paranoid I could be about cancer, it is...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Mar 22

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Three years ago my grandmother was diagnosed with lung cancer. I didn't really know what to feel at that moment. I just figured that she would power through it and come out winning...
    Angelmarie14 Angelmarie14 18-21, F Mar 23

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    I believe I certainly am a cancer. I was born right in the middle of the cancerian cycle. I'm sensitive, emotional and nurture those who are close to me. But on the negative side...
    29emerpus 29emerpus 18-21, F Apr 7

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    Cancer is defined as the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body, which are also called malignant cells. "What's hurting my mom?", I remember asking my dad. "Cancer", he...
    DarkWanderer16 DarkWanderer16 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am 27, I lost my father to lung cancer 3 weeks ago he was 67, i feel so sad and alone and i feel that there's nothing to live for anymore. what breaks my heart more is that i...
    DadysGirl DadysGirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I have done a lot for cancer and awareness. I will not feel bad because I will not participate. I am perfectly comfortable without makeup, and those photos can easily be found on...
    sylviaturner sylviaturner 26-30, F Mar 18

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    About six or seven years ago I was diagnosed with Sidney cancer. I had one of my kidneys removed. I have been cancer free since then - but these last few days have been very...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    Less that am month ago my old friend and bandmate, Bruce died of cancer. He lasted less than eight months. We're having a memorial jam for him tomorrow. He played with a ton of...
    guitardave guitardave 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I had a full thyroidectomy just a few weeks ago actually. I had a lump on the right side for over two years and when I said something to my ear nose and throat doctor after...
    PlagueRat89 PlagueRat89 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I had already given birth to children and had a tubal ligation right after the birth of my fourth by the time I was 33 years old. Then 5 years later after an exam by my OBGYN and a...
    canelabunz canelabunz 51-55, F a week ago

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    I don't have cancer myself, but I know there are several types of cancer, and also many people fighting cancer. However, there is a large number of people who are unsuccessful in...
    ConcealedWildheart ConcealedWildheart 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    My mum was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It's been about a month now. It was very sudden. Just one day when I came home and she was not home, I called her and she told me she...
    sadboi sadboi 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    My great aunt has breast cancer. She had known about it for a while, but finally told us once it got really bad. It had gotten to stage four. She is going through chemo now. We are...
    lshidonil lshidonil 16-17, F Apr 6

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    It sort of tilts the axis of your world when you get the news. I dunno why I always try to be so brave in the office. Yeah, ok. Sure. I understand. What I wanted to say was...
    odditblue odditblue 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    My grandpa had lung cancer for 16 years. He died in March 2010.
    underageloner underageloner 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I met this girl with cancer today and I had to leave. not because I was busy but because it drove me to tears. How is that fair? what plan is that in? this worlds' full of ****. I...
    izmee izmee 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    My mum has stage 3 lung cancer, which means its spread to her bones. She hid it from us until now. She made up every excuse to go to the doctor. Shes only 36. Shes being moved to a...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M Mar 25

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    So.. My nan is dying of cancer. It really hurts wish i had more time with her shes still craking jokes but i jus wish she new how much iv always loved her. Will nva gt the tum back...
    sosadallthetime sosadallthetime 22-25, F Mar 30

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    Im afraid i would get cancer i eat a lot of junk food im addicted to it but i dont want to get cancer :( any ideas?
    Nari99 Nari99 13-15, F Apr 1

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    Having CANCER is a horrible experience, i was a positive to CANCER. but am Cured. please rejoice with me. i feel really happy and joyful. GOD is good indeed. You all can also have...
    Michelle200 Michelle200 22-25, F Apr 9

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    Having CANCER is a horrible experience, i was a positive to CANCER. but am Cured. please rejoice with me. i feel really happy and joyful. GOD is good indeed. You all can also have...
    Michelle200 Michelle200 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Having CANCER is a horrible experience, i was a positive to CANCER. but am Cured. please rejoice with me. i feel really happy and joyful. GOD is good indeed. You all can also have...
    Michelle200 Michelle200 22-25, F Apr 9

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    I am a Cancerian and proud to be one. When I was younger, I used to hate being one because I saw my sign as weak. As I got older, I realized that we are one of the most powerful...
    laubrown1 laubrown1 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I didn't just find out- but it just keeps getting worse... We found out my dad has colon cancer 2 days before thanksgiving in 12. Had surgery and removed 90% of his large...
    everything143 everything143 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Cancer It’s when one cell turn on itself. The creator. It wants to you reconnect. Reconnect to the love you felt when you were a child. Reconnect to nature. Reconnect to the...
    IntrovertedPersian IntrovertedPersian 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Hey everyone, I hope your day is going well. I can't imagine what any of you have been through. I've never lost anyone close to me and for that I am lucky. My grandfather died of...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    On March 21st at 11:37 pm MST 2014, my sister lost her battle with cancer. I have decided to take a bit of leave from Experience Project and my friends. I will need to take this...
    newtonpark newtonpark 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    My wife has cancer it's so tuff some times I feel like throwing the towel in
    rb1998 rb1998 31-35, M Mar 22