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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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    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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    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

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 15

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So when I diagnosed with cancer, I was dating a girl and when she found out I had cancer she broke up with me because she said she couldn't and wouldn't deal with a man who had...
    johnnystar4u johnnystar4u 41-45, M Dec 2

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    And I try not to hate anything. I lost a childhood friend to cancer, a women I knew since I was a teenager fought & won against cancer, & my father has had cancer 2 times & beat...
    Stickwithmebabe Stickwithmebabe 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    Hi ep users....so recently i just found out a devastating news that i have testicular cancer ._. I made a new account so i could post this anonymously and just get some feedback...
    JustWantAChoice JustWantAChoice 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've been reading some of these experiences with something about not being able to remember yourself before the diagnosis, but I can't seem to forget it or stop comparing it to...
    tiaa26 tiaa26 16-17, F Nov 28

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    I had a friend and she was the coolest person ever. One day she told me she had cancer :'( I started crying. One day she goes to school she's loosing hair from the right side if...
    dimmples dimmples 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I've had cancer for two weeks and I'm scared
    theguyinthesky theguyinthesky 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 30

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    By life, it dealt me a massive blow from before I was even born. I was born addicted to drugs, what chance did I have? I've spent a life being broken hearted, sometimes without...
    friendlygent friendlygent 26-30, M Nov 19

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    I was watching a doco about cancer, at the beginning they explained how cancer spreads, and oddly thought to myself how it seems to act just like a fungus. Toward the end of the...
    ThePinkPowerRanger ThePinkPowerRanger 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Cancer is a water sign symbolized by the crab. Those born under Cancer will exhibit personality traits ranging from sweetness and loyalty to petulance and resentment. It takes a...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    I'm worried because I've had some terrible symptoms of what I think could be brain cancer, or something else seriously wrong. I don't know what to do. My doctor is an a** and my...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    PLEASE PASS ON TO EVERYONE!!!! Miracle Drink : Carrot, Beet Root and Apple This MIRACLE DRINK has been circulating for a long time long ago. It is worth your while...
    Shallowaters Shallowaters 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    I have had a horrible year of cancer scares. Firstly, my father had a major operation on his prostate after scans showed cancerous tumours. It rocked our family as my dad is our...
    bdonk1 bdonk1 22-25, M Nov 30

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    O k so I survived it. but no one realizes all the damage that is done to a young man when he gets cancer in his prime of life. I was 28, I was doing awesome with my job, I had a...
    johnnystar4u johnnystar4u 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    Colon cancer is when abnormal tissue or tumors form in the largest part of the intestine. This part of the intestine is called the colon. Some scientists group colon cancer and...
    jack69506 jack69506 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I found out yesterday. Dad picked me and my sister up from home and made us hot chocolate. That was weird because it was a Wednesday. We never get picked up on Wednesday. But it...
    Cainamythgimoj Cainamythgimoj 16-17, M Dec 4

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    24th September was the day I lost my mother to stage 4 pancreatic cancer, she was diagnosed in early April and devastatingly went in September. Being 15 it's been the toughest...
    isobelanderson isobelanderson 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    worst news was last year when they said my grandma had a brain tumor. They did everything the could and it shrunk and she became normal again. Well as normal as one can really be...
    laurenstone97 laurenstone97 16-17, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    Anyone can find out that the cannabinoids of marijuana can cause cancer. Aside from that, I want to blame it for the strange emotional behavior from someone that is in contact with...
    WarmGoldenHeart WarmGoldenHeart 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I've been a cancer survivor for quite some time now. But for some reason, I've been really emotional about it lately. It's not really talking about my story that chokes me up, it's...
    ForgottenCelestria ForgottenCelestria 16-17, F Nov 19

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    Three months ago I was diagnosed with cancer. The phone call came early that morning as the doctor informed me the test results showed a tumor. I remember my heart sinking low as...
    vincentriver09 vincentriver09 31-35, M 4 Responses Nov 20

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    This is my beautiful aunt. She was like a mother to me. On July 29th 2014 she passed away from cancer. I thought by now I would have healed a bit. There are some days I don't think...
    ladymedina ladymedina 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    It was October 10th 2008 I had just gotten home from school and I thought that nothing could down me on a good day because tomorrow was my birthday around 5:00 I get a call from my...
    Mrgreenthunder96 Mrgreenthunder96 18-21, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    When I was 3 years old, about a week before I turned 4, my dad died of cancer. this was just over 10 years ago. my mum told me he collapsed in the living room, and that me and my...
    jlee45 jlee45 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    My grandmother has just been admitted to the hospital not being able to catch her breath nor sleep for the past few days. Upon admitting her she had a x ray and cat scan where they...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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    Jan 2014 I was diagnosed with Skin Cancer. I had surgery to remove a tumor from my ear. This shook my life but gave more inspiration and motivation to change my lifestyle and...
    earthcare earthcare 51-55, M Nov 18

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    My father had long cancer. It's been 15 years Sins my mother became a widow. I was 2 years old. So I don't remember him. It never really bothered me until now. Lately I'm wondering...
    Miriam212 Miriam212 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    Hi, I'm 66 years old man who has recently lost my wife of a 22 year marriage to cancer after she had a 10 month battle with this rotten disease, so now there's a big hole in my...
    WilliamTell100 WilliamTell100 66-70, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    My mother died last night at 9:25 of cancer. I knew it was coming and was able to be with her as she took her last breaths. But it is hard thinking that she won't be at my...
    Lazzer13 Lazzer13 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 27

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    Sometimes it's still hard to believe I have it.. I go to the doctor I always zone out when my doctor talks to me I don't even know what to think of it or how I feel I have ovary...
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I lost my Grandmother to bone cancer 12 years ago. I was very young back then, but I remembered how much she suffered with it. Then a few years ago it was my Auntie/Godmother I...
    WingsOfTheDawn WingsOfTheDawn 26-30, F Nov 22

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    Just got a call from my wife, my mother in law has just been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time in the same breast!! Last one was around 10 years ago. My wife...
    scrimshaw scrimshaw 41-45, M 6 Responses Dec 1

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    In 2010 when I was 21 I was diagnosed with a rare ovarian cancer. I'm now cancer free. This experience has taught me a lot about people and my self. I'm still quite anxious about...
    heatherdreamsofchange heatherdreamsofchange 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Just recently, August 2014, my dad passed away of cancer. Im only 15 and i have no clue how im getting through this rough time. Its still so surreal to me and i really dont think...
    missaimy missaimy 13-15, F Dec 3

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    So the HIV is evolving into a less deadly form. And also it's help to prevent the cancer cells to spread. ~Hmm.. Maybe this virus soon turned to be the cured for the cancer.
    Abnegation Abnegation 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 4

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    So the HIV is evolving into a less deadly form. And also it's help to prevent the cancer cells to spread. ~Hmm.. Maybe this virus soon turned to be the cured for the cancer.
    Abnegation Abnegation 16-17, M Dec 4

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    For my metastatic breast cancer, I've pretty much got it figured out. When it comes to my stomach cancer, I think it is less fickle than the breast so it would take more to soften...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    My 72 year old father is in Hospice Care just "waiting to die". Lung/liver cancer. Never smoked a day in his life. Hard working family man and this is how he gets to end his life...
    hazeleyedangel68 hazeleyedangel68 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I have a necklace that ever time I open the locket I cry... It has a breast cancer sign on the outside of the locket When I pone it i see a pic of my dead grandma She died from...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    So my grandmother has been short of breath and they've found s tumor in her right lung all nestled up to her veins :( they biopsied this monster but haven't said if it's cancerous...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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