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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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    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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    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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    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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    When i was just over 20months old i was

    diagnosed with a blood cell cancer called leukemia. I nearly died but recovered
    Sourr Sourr 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    Related Experiences

    My sister had cancer when I was younger, Got diagnosed with being one of those people with a poor immune system(couldnt go out side, could be touched) There is a thing call camp...
    LLAMAAAA LLAMAAAA 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    My dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2009. At the time, I was 12 years old in grade 7. I had no idea what was going on until 2-3 months later. My dad was loosing a lot of...
    lauranicole1818 lauranicole1818 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    My aunt has claimed to have had cancer all through my life and my family did not believe her and told me she was lieing. She currently has stage four Breast cancer and only a year...
    dreaminghope dreaminghope 22-25, F Oct 4

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    My two uncles had cancer, one of them died last year of brain cancer, and the other has chronic leukemia.
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    When Hannah died, I felt my world shake. Hannah came up to me in second grade, handed me an apple slice, and asked to be my friend. I never thought how much that one moment would...
    Lostneedsfound Lostneedsfound 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm only 12. When I was 8, I was diagnosed with ganglioneuroma/neuro blastoma (no idea of I spelled that right) my chest was 7cm wide at the time and the tumor was 8. It grew of my...
    LovableJillian LovableJillian 13-15, F Sep 23

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    I have a lump on my left side below my ribs and it's grown since it appeared. Meh. It is 3cm at least now, whereas when I first spotted it it was 2cm, maybe 1.5cm. I am headed to...
    OceanButterfly OceanButterfly 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    I hate cancer, I just wish they'd either have something that will always cure it, or it never even existed. I'm probably going to get cancer, it runs in my family, my grandpa from...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I have a wish that Cancer will be beaten in my life time so that no one will ever have to go through. Hatred Stress Anger Pain all the other emotions you feel when you or someone...
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer one month ago. The mass on my ovary was discovered through cat scan in the ER because I had symptoms of appendicitis. on Labor Day weekend I had...
    Lmm14 Lmm14 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    Cancer killed both of my grandmas (Leukemia and Lung Cancer), both of my great grandmas (Throat Cancer and Brain Cancer), my teacher (Lung Cancer), several family friends and their...
    blondevanillaspice blondevanillaspice 13-15, F Oct 5

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    A couple months ago I found out I have lung cancer. I haven't told my younger brother yet for fear that he will get hurt. Im doing chemo pills and they are really taking a toll on...
    19alexanderknight95 19alexanderknight95 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    I lost my grandmother to either breast cancer,brain cancer, bone cancer, or possibly all of them. Sorry it's hard for me to remember, I try to remember the good things that...
    mistywolf14 mistywolf14 13-15, F Sep 23

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    June 26, and a proud Cancer. Theres a lot of aspects of being a cancer that used to.effect me negatevitly but I was able to use this to my advantage. I absolutely love being a...
    njflyer njflyer 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 30

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    It's breast Cancer awareness Month! A friend of my son has just been diagnosed with breast cancer...she's only 23 yrs old...cancer has no age limit :( Every woman needs to take...
    Angelkins Angelkins 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    Well we recently found out that my father inlaw has cancer. He underwent a operation Saturday to remove the cancer and doctor has found that it has spread, so now he as to start...
    Ashy0328 Ashy0328 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    I am so glad my doctor was keeping up with my health issues. I had my cancer removed 1 year ago and it hasn't come back. It was found during a chloresterol check by accident.
    jayjay18 jayjay18 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    I lost my mom to cancer when I was 20. She was only 46. I am an only child so it was extra hard to face the battle with no siblings to relate to and share the struggles with. I...
    HazelleS HazelleS 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I'm a typical cancer woman. I'm loyal to a fault, I'm extremely sensitive where my emotions are concerned, I'm very observant & like reading people, I love to be nurtured, I'm a...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F Sep 24

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    my best friend is currently battling cancer and I'm the only one that knows.... it's stage 3 and developing on top of that my other best friend has an inoperable brain tumor that...
    xoxogossipgirl7 xoxogossipgirl7 13-15, F Sep 24

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    I have two family members dying of cancer and will be luck to still be alive by Christmas
    maridoneka maridoneka 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    I was checking myself out down there like I do monthly, just to see if everything's normal and good, and I noticed a little lump by my ..anal passage ahha. And I looked it up and...
    anonymousspleasehelpme anonymousspleasehelpme 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    Too many people are dying from cancer.
    areyoujoking202 areyoujoking202 13-15, F Sep 29

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    I was diagnosed with AML when I was 17 which is a form of leukemia. I am almost 3 years cancer free.
    joshuaw94 joshuaw94 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    So... Hi. This is my story. For the past three years, the man who was my fiancée and whom I have found to be my soulmate (do not be mean just because we might have been young...
    veryoldtree veryoldtree 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    My best friend has cancer and it SUCKS! I do not want him to be sick or hurt. He just got married and has a baby on the way and this should be the best time of his life. He...
    nikolasmom nikolasmom 36-40 1 Response Oct 7

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    It's still recent and it hurts. He left a daughter which resembles his face when he was a child. I am helping my parents process what happened and getting them to join a yoga group...
    Close2You Close2You 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 9

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    Let me first start by saying that I never will regret doing what I need to do to care for the people I love with all of my heart and soul. I know what I am doing and it breaks me...
    ilmj123 ilmj123 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    But thing who really love cancer? I mean there someone out there hoping to get it?
    Aphrodite96 Aphrodite96 18-21, F Oct 13

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    My younger brother died a month ago from blood cancer. He was 18 years old. I can't stop thinking that it should be ME, not him. He was such an amazing guy, he could have achieved...
    cyanesque cyanesque 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Like this if you are crying or feel sorry to people who have been effective by cancer
    19Mark19 19Mark19 26-30, T 5 days ago

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    I have bone cancer. And it's hard to deal with. It's in my knee.. And I can't walk anymore. I just want it to be over
    dimpledfreak dimpledfreak 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I lost my husband to cancer March 18/2013. We were together for 34 years. I am still devastated and feel as though I will never get over this pain. I cry all the time and some...
    KassandraT KassandraT 56-60, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It will be a gear ago in December that I lost one of my very good friends due to cancer. I sang at her funeral and the song still brings tears to my eyes. I am so lost without her...
    momoshep142 momoshep142 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    It will be a gear ago in December that I lost one of my very good friends due to cancer. I sang at her funeral and the song still brings tears to my eyes. I am so lost without her...
    momoshep142 momoshep142 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    Does this look dangerous to anyone? Mole is fairly a few months to a year new, not concerned about that. But this toe had a rock dropped on it over 7 years ago. The nail has...
    endlessdreeamer endlessdreeamer 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    So I just read about the two Austrian girls who went over to Syria to marry two terrorist men belonging to ISIS and I'm in pure disbelief. I know that people all over Europe and...
    fulhamarelife fulhamarelife 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    It happened when I was 10; after she past I was sent to live with my grandparents. It was a good life, other than my mother dying and never knowing my father, I loved my childhood...
    HentaiGirl1992 HentaiGirl1992 22-25, F 18 hrs ago

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    my story is a long one. i dont expect anyone to read all of it. ive never told anybody. its driven me crazy and ive seen a counselor about it. i was a buyer and worked in fashion...
    rainydaytoday rainydaytoday 22-25 1 Response Sep 26

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    Myself and my partner have been very lucky and have 3 amazing kids, when we decided 2&a half years ago to try for another it was a very exciting moment for us all. But as time...
    shellB91 shellB91 22-25, F Sep 29

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    I thought I'd try and get Into contact with a teacher from my childhood. I knew she wouldn't be interested. I don't have fond memories of her. She never liked me. But she had came...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 1 Response Oct 5