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I Had Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 33 People

    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, 2014

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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, 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 Aug 23, 2012

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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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    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'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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    Related Experiences

    I just found out that I have osteosarcoma. A tumor was found on my leg, and just in time too. I probably wouldn't have lived if we hadn't caught it when we did. I'm not worried...
    idontbelong00 idontbelong00 13-15 2 Responses a week ago

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    My father was a health person until June 2014. He was a teetotaler too. In July he was diagnosed with TB. I doubt he had TB. For a while he was getting better. All the while the...
    nithyarbabu nithyarbabu 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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    It's been just 9 years from when they removed my upper left lung because of lung cancer. I did 12 weeks of every day Radiation that burned my whole chest area. I did 4 months of...
    sirdan99 sirdan99 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    So we had to put one of the family dogs to sleep today :'-( he remained with my parents when I moved out but after they both passed him and his little chihuahua buddy fully became...
    cicisays13 cicisays13 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    When I was 12 my mom found out she had breast cancer. This came shortly after her getting sober. My sister was away at collage, so it was just my mom and me. I had to spend a lot...
    Queenofhearts23 Queenofhearts23 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Recently I had a breast cancer scare. I was playing with my husband and he poked me in my breast, it hurt big time. I felt the lump and had him feel it too. He advised me to call...
    msvirgo02 msvirgo02 31-35, F Feb 22

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    My 15 year old sister passed away on May 20th, 2013, after battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia for 8 months. She received chemo treatments for about 4 months before she was(apparently...
    missingem missingem 22-25, F Feb 21

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    My mom just took in my nephew before my grandma died my nephew was a newborn straight from the hospital. my dad thought of him as his son and even said that he would be happy if...
    skie800 skie800 18-21, F Feb 22

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    I had a dream one time that I died from cancer. It was terrifying at one point. Ever since I have been worried about cancer.
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When i was diagnosed i got mad. i researched ways to fight cancer.foods,diet,exercise.I beat cancer so bad i made it my *****.After my treatments was done i got an apolgy letter in...
    Jazonx Jazonx 36-40 Feb 20

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    My mum was just diagnosed with stage three small cell ovarian cancer, her form of cancer is rare and the doctors don't know much about it and the thought that they don't is...
    labyrinthandinfinity labyrinthandinfinity 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    When I was 14 I almost died of cancer. I watched the strong people around me fall apart as they struggled to cope. My mother crying at my bedside at the drop of a hat, or my bully...
    iou1soul iou1soul 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I've just got the news that my grandad hasn't got long to live as his brain tumour is spreading and his organs are failing. The fact the he is going to go scares me, I love him so...
    lunamoon12 lunamoon12 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Cancer hmm , means i'm supposed to be introverted , depressed, lonely and weak lol No sorry to disappoint anybody, but that is not me today. today the new reformed me is outgoing...
    ZiggyStarHood ZiggyStarHood 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    Last June I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, because it was so aggressive it was recommended that I have my prostate removed as soon as possible. 3 weeks later I had the...
    bill1960 bill1960 51-55, M 10 hrs ago

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    I lost my best friend from cancer. My grandma died of bone cancer the day after Michael Jackson. I haven't been the same fun loving girl I use to be since she died. I lost two...
    Rebelscorpio Rebelscorpio 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    My birthday is in November so I mean this in a different sense. I believe that humans in general are a cancer of sorts, consuming everything in order to continue developing...
    tmalachi tmalachi 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    Yes I am. 14 years cancer free as well. I lost my left eye due to the cancer, I was only stage 2 so it was remove the eye or die. I was 2 years old so I don't remember a thing. And...
    Mamasbabycub Mamasbabycub 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    My seizures stopped as abruptly as they started. And I was changed forever. My first seizure i was 24, I dropped on my moms driveway. I truned blue. This landed me in the e.r...
    Kairotic Kairotic 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    My husband is dying of cancer, we've had several people through the house since he was set up for hospice. After the first week, the nurse who was assigned to his case came over...
    juniperlista juniperlista 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    World Cancer Day. RIP Grandad, heaven gained an angel.
    LeahUK LeahUK 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    To anyone who is, or has battled with cancer, you are the people who are an inspiration to this world. You are all such strong fighters, and the world could not not be more proud...
    Hawkings14 Hawkings14 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Ugh. Near the end for my grandma. I've lost people, husband and my dad, but something about her makes me feel like I've never experienced this. She's in the last stage of cancer...
    MDaddysGirlM MDaddysGirlM 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I lost my mum to liver cancer over 18 months ago. She was my best friend, the strength to guide me and a mother with everlasting unconditional love. After being diagnosed my mum...
    kyro88 kyro88 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Back in 2007 i lost my son to cancer, Neuroblastoma.he was only 5 years old. everyday I feel like I'm getting weaker and weaker. I shut out most of the people in my life. my...
    ClickCloser ClickCloser 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 6

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    My little angel passed away on Tuesday morning:( I really miss her. Childhood cancer isn't fair. She was only 2 years old. I miss you Ky. I miss you :(
    ErikaaaaaRenee ErikaaaaaRenee 18-21, F 61 Responses Feb 7

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    A month ago I lost my aunt to cancer. Today is her birthday. Happy Birthday Aunt Kathy. I love you. <3 RIP 👼
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    My first day of middle school I was 12 years old I was just about to get on the bus I got a phone call, my mother passed away from synovial sarcoma which is a rare cancer.. My...
    briannabailey briannabailey 16-17, F Feb 9

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    I don't know where this experience came from, who started it, but can be classified as both! Cancerian, pantera tigris.
    Sinjintiger Sinjintiger 41-45, M Feb 10

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    My sister died on the night 13 November 2012 of cancer. I miss her so much I think I will be glad when my time comes. Both of our parents have died, my loving teacher and beautiful...
    Amago Amago 13-15, M 4 Responses Feb 14

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    my mom died of lung cancer when I was 1 and a half years old. so if you're wondering, no I do not remember her. I've seen pictures and I've heard stories, but it just doesn't seem...
    hannahrose29 hannahrose29 13-15, F Feb 15

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    My birthday is on July 13th. People say that cancer's are the craziest people but I think we are just protective over our loved ones. We love strong and we stay faithful with whom...
    WhooDatGirl WhooDatGirl 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 15

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    CRAP - 9 month follow-up. Another biopsy. More cancer. Ugggg
    itismehello itismehello 46-50, M Feb 17

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    A cancer to society.
    AltF4 AltF4 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 20

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    Just saw my grandad for the last time as he has a secondary brain tumour. It was horrendous to see him so ill and weak. :( Why is cancer such a horrible, evil illness.
    lunamoon12 lunamoon12 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 20

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