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I Had Cancer

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    On a hot summer night some years ago I found myself at a seedy bar down the shore. The woman sitting next to me looked tough, with matching black leather shorts and top, and an...
    CharlieMarlow CharlieMarlow 61-65, M 39 mins ago

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    Well, I'm new here, still I'll give it my best shot. (I apologise in advance for the long read) I'm not going to tell you who I am or where I'm from, but if any of you people out...
    Scarecrowthebeast Scarecrowthebeast 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    Hi Cancerians, please tell me Cancerian male characteristics, good or bad and what turns them on/off thank you 😀❤️
    sleepykoko sleepykoko 31-35, F 5 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Hi - I was diagnosed at 19, kidneys failed at 27 and i spent almost 10 years on peritoneal dialysis before getting a cadaver transplant. It will be 10 years old in October but it...
    sherabyl sherabyl 46-50, F 16 hrs ago

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    Forgive the length of this, but I needed to speak. I needed to let out all the emotions raging inside of my head. It was a couple days ago... I haven't been able to think about it...
    MissAutumn MissAutumn 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    My female urologist last year gave me a physical exam checked over my penis and testicles and did a ultrasound of my bladder.Then she checked physically my prostate which she told...
    justmyskin justmyskin 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    my dad died of cancer a few years back. he had lung cancer and after he got treatment the doctors said the cancer was gone. a few months later he was having migraines and went to...
    nicolieflowergirlie nicolieflowergirlie 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I lost my best friend/cousin Ally Grubaugh about 4 years ago due to a rare cancer. By the time the docs diagnosed her with cancer it was already Stage 3. she had an estimated...
    Andyg99 Andyg99 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love Cancer (the astrology sign) because you guys are caring and compassionate and most of all you guys have one hell of a sense of humor. You're both sensitive and sensitive...
    MrSpecify MrSpecify 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    In the U.S., breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. It can occur in both men and women, but it is very rare in men. Each year there are about 23...
    BreastCancer75 BreastCancer75 36-40 5 days ago

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    I lost my papa roughly 10 years ago to pancreatic cancer. now all these years later I may loose my last grandpa to aggressive prostate cancer because he didn't get checked early...
    shadewolf7 shadewolf7 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My dad had cancer and passed away six years, I dreamt I introduced him to my boy friend.. I was really upset when I woke up, I miss him.
    lao16 lao16 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    In December 2012 I had what was thought to be a stroke. It transpired I have TGA. It was very frightening. I was sitting chatting to my sister in law who was visiting for my...
    Pithalo7 Pithalo7 56-60, F 5 days ago

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    I really do hate it more than anything . It's like cancer loves my family . My aunt passed away two months ago , she had ovarian cancer and lung cancer . but we discovered that...
    serla12 serla12 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    When i was in school i had a classmate from kindergarten to the 6th grade.In the 6t grade i had a couple of classes with her one day she wasn't there and never showed back up.When...
    Jazonx Jazonx 36-40 1 Response a week ago

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    He was a friend from high school. I found out that he had it for a few months before he died. He was married and had children. The last time I saw him was the 10 year high school...
    Dreampoet Dreampoet 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    I have bowel cancer. had it since I was 20
    paulstevens123 paulstevens123 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 23

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    hodgkins lymphoma i was 21 and found out i had it since 15.I was in stage four the doctor said start treatment immediately.You can refuse but if you do make your funeral...
    Jazonx Jazonx 36-40 Jul 22

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    I was diagnosed a few months ago with CIN3...pre-cancer cells. I am wondering if anyone here has used the baking soda and coconut oil 'treatment'? And if so, would you be willing...
    KellieKi KellieKi 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    When we had to go for her biopsy, I kept telling people that it was probably not cancer. It couldn't be. The doctor said it didn't look like cancer so I held on to that. I knew...
    Demonizer Demonizer 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I found out the other day. Being a regular drug user, I never paid attention to the occasional case of hematuria. Prolonged ketamine usage will do that to ya. Now, I really wish I...
    Franse Franse 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    My birth mother just told me today she, had Stage 4 cancer. two states over my adoptive mother is 92, and recent blood work shows she is at high risk for multiple myeloma. I live...
    jennifr1966 jennifr1966 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    A week ago I had my appendix out with and appendectomy. Last Thursday, I was told I have cancer in my appendix. I was also told that it is a very very rare cancer. Of all colon...
    emoenjr emoenjr 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Because it's so damn bad. I want to help everyone with cancer. I wish I had powers so that I could cure everybody!
    yourcutelittlejo yourcutelittlejo 16-17, F Jul 19

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    I wish cancer has cancer one day. It has taken enough lives already. When will it ever take itself??!
    Bearloveshoney Bearloveshoney 18-21 Jul 17

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    My mother passed away due to cancer a year ago and knowing she's not here anymore is still unbearable till this day. Never in my life would i have thought she'd leave so soon, she...
    shyygirl01 shyygirl01 18-21, F 12 Responses Jul 16

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    Emotional, Moody....but, I think I'm pretty amazing ha ha....I do need friends and a social circle it seems I get very lonely blocking the world out but now and again I have to for...
    Fuzzybear79 Fuzzybear79 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I am a moon baby with my birthday coming up on the 19 of this month! I love being a Cancer!
    marijoy77 marijoy77 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    yes I hate cancer it away a lot of people I know including my. father. a brother uncle aunts cousin s and childhood friends and should have taken me too been in remission since...
    afterthedead afterthedead 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Imagine there's no cancer, It's easy if you try, No pain or suffering, Or waiting just to die. Imagine all the people, Living worry free, Without that ticking time bomb, That no...
    Yorkshirelad86 Yorkshirelad86 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Guys help me raise money for cancer research I know none of you don't know me but please it's for a good cause and I'm gonna conquer my fear and do a skydive! A good mate of mine...
    Charlotte10001 Charlotte10001 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    when I was 21 I lost my Grandfather and this past February I lost my mother. Both of them were taken by lung cancer. I know it hurts and the pain of watching them spiral down is...
    sirfarmer sirfarmer 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 13

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    I lost my dad five years ago in December to Cancer. So please if anyone finds out they have Cancer have them check their treatment options. Don't delay because what may come sooner...
    rollercoaster97 rollercoaster97 41-45, F Jul 13

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    I miss my sister who lost her battle after 5 years. I miss my brother in law who died a later. I miss my cousin who only made it 3 years after diagnosis. I miss my uncle who died...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 12

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    my father died of cancer, the most horrible agonizing death....this disease is so cruel.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 12

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