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I Have a Child With Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 45 People

    Good News!

    Iron deposits were lower than we expected. Ultrasound of liver was okay. Sophie came out of hospital today- and the wheelchair is perfect for her. Was a worrying moment when it was thought that her Hickman line might have broken. Was terrifying- yes, she's still on chemo, even if...
    SkyeLarke SkyeLarke 36-40, F Jul 16, 2013

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    I Don't Know Where My Daughter Went

    Background - my daughter has stage 4 breast cancer. Last year, May 3rd she was flown out of Europe and I picked her up at the airport. First, the double mastectomy and removal of 13 lymph nodes (4 of which were cancerous). The cancer (HER2 and Estrogen based) was within mm of...
    AlisaK AlisaK 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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    It's the Waiting That's the Killer

    My husband and I recently  (June/07) moved across Provinces to begin a kid free life as our children were finally grown and out on their own.  It was a huge change for us.  We bought a house, began a total renovation and settled in for a long, hot, busy summer...
    LoveandLaughter LoveandLaughter 56-60, F 18 Responses Feb 22, 2008

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    After Remission, the Challenge Begins

    I have a step daughter who is a survivor of leukemia as an infant. She is now a happy, beautiful redhaired girl. To look at her you would never imagine what she has gone through or goes through to this very day. When remission from cancer in a child is achieved, there are no...
    yukon yukon 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 10, 2008

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    Angie's Cancer Is Back

    It never really completely left.   She's been on chemo drugs every 3rd month.   Now it progressed again & she's taking the chemo continuously.   The good news is they caught it while it's still only in her stomach & not also in her bladder, both kidneys & urinary...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 12, 2010

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    With Love

    I lost my dad, but had I only known... every one of you should know of the Gerson therapy. Your doctors will never tell you about it, they are instructed not to believe.
    Ellanecured Ellanecured 31-35 Nov 15, 2012

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    Standup2kidscancer - Christian's Story

    I am trying to do my part in advocating for my son, Christian,ancer by promoting childhood cancer awareness. My son is 9 years old. On March 16, 2010, he was diagnosed with 4B Hodgkin Lymphoma. His cancer was at a very aggressive stage. The cancer had already attacked his...
    cassey9698 cassey9698 26-30 1 Response Jul 20, 2010

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    Donation

    Sophie, diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukaemia). My daughter is eight. And the ALL has appeared to have stopped responding to treatment. We are looking for a bone marrow donation. We need it in four months to have a chance, but it's unlikely she can get to three months...
    SkyeLarke SkyeLarke 36-40, F Jun 15, 2013

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    Faith And Strength <3

    I had my daughter, Bella a little early like a month early. They realized her heart rate was dropping and they immediately transferred and admitted me into the hospital. This was crazy for me, especially being only a Junior in high school. I was so confused and scared. When I...
    EmKeganBella18 EmKeganBella18 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 6, 2012

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    Don't worry people are trying to help go mark

    entertaining and kind hearted and a hero
    SCARFACEkyle SCARFACEkyle 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2014

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    Sophie And ALL

    My eldest daughter was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) six and a half months ago. She is eight years old. She hasn't even made a mark on earth, only in my heart, but she is bearing the weight of cancer on her shoulders. The thing with cancer....it is a...
    SkyeLarke SkyeLarke 36-40, F May 31, 2013

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    Treasure The Good Days

    We are still stuck in a rut. My little one, ALL and it's not responding to treatment. Still looking at curative options, but each day reduces our hope. Treasure the good days. The days they are strong enough to talk and smile and cry. We don't have those days anymore. So we are...
    SkyeLarke SkyeLarke 36-40, F Jul 7, 2013

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    Wilm's Tumor

    My firstborn daughter was diagnosed with the toughest strain of Wilm's Tumor when she was 4. She braved 18 months of chemo and radiation which made it go into remission. On her first checkup after the treatments had ended it was discovered that it came back with a vengance. The...
    funbbw funbbw 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2011

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    My Boy Has Testicular Cancer

    He is 25, but they're always your babies, no matter how hold they are.  He has the cancerous testicle removed & is currently undergoing chemo.  It spread to his abdomen where there's a good size (about 6 cm) tumor, but they still believe he'll be cured.  I left...
    2Quirky 2Quirky 51-55, F 4 Responses Apr 11, 2010

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    Hang In There

    I just wanted to write a note to encourage all you parents in this group. I am blessed to say that I do not have a child with cancer. In that regard I have no idea how you feel, but I wanted to let you know that someone in the Cancer project was thinking about you. I am a cancer...
    ColorMeReal ColorMeReal 41-45, F 6 Responses Oct 19, 2007

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    Cancer Cure Covered Up By Government.

    Type in any browser ( RUN FROM THE CURE ) I was blown away when i watched this video, i have known for years the Governments and companies that make medice would have covered up something like this. Please please please pass it on to all your list. It does not just cure cancer...
    reikiman123 reikiman123 51-55 1 Response Oct 20, 2013

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    Not Exactly :(

    We are waiting for the biopsy to come back for my 3yo, we know there's a tumour, obviously, but we don't know if it's malign. We are waiting for our world to end. It shouldn't be like this.
    CR10 CR10 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2013

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    Back In Hospital...

    Waiting for your child. Watching them sleep, with your book in one hand, and chocolate or junk in the other. They are sleeping in the daytime, in the sunshine, and you wish they could be playing outside in the summer heat. That's what I'm doing, and messing on EP because I have...
    SkyeLarke SkyeLarke 36-40, F Jul 20, 2013

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    My son is coming up on his 5 year post

    treatment anniversary. I'm very happy to be at this stage but the fear never stops. Every cough, pain, etc I'm afraid the cancer is back. Even though the cancer is hone my son has not healed. Cancer profoundly changed him from a very happy outgoing kid to a moody, sullen...
    firefly4718 firefly4718 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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    We Are Survivors!

    So. Sunday 14th July. Nearly a month since we were told the leukaemia has stopped responding. We are on the transplant list (bone marrow). I can't donate, sadly. We are waiting. We are surviving. So far.
    SkyeLarke SkyeLarke 36-40, F Jul 14, 2013

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    My son was diagnosed with myelodysplastic

    syndrome in 2012 during the summer before his senior year of high school. He had a bone marrow transplant and nearly died twice in the PICU due to complications from it. He is now at home but still has lots of complications. His dad has not been helpful at all. He lives about 30...
    lynnieruns lynnieruns 41-45, F Jan 4

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    Young Adult Son With Leukemia

    I can only write this with anonymity....that's just the way it goes. Short, short version...oldest son diagnosed at age 21+ 3 months with a rare form of leukemia....indudction/consoldation/maintenence throughout 2009.... Leukemia returns in August, 2010.....we start the dance...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 22, 2010

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    I Lost My 12 Year Old Daughter To Cancer

    On 09/27/07 I got the most devastating news a parent could get. "Your child has a mass in her brain-stem, and there is NOTHING we can do" The exact term is Diffused Intrinsic Pontine Glioma or DIPG. She was 11 at the time. In today's world of science, I didn't understand why...
    aimeesarmy aimeesarmy 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 3, 2010

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    Just For Jess

    I myself dont have a child that has cancer, but a close friends little sister lost her battle 6 months ago to nueroblastoma, she had several large masses on her spinal cord and one on the brain, she never gave up though, she was everyones inspiration to keep going, she was...
    armympgirlfriend armympgirlfriend 18-21, F Aug 20, 2010

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    takeme11 takeme11 13-15 Jan 9, 2012

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    Sorry I Do Not But As A Survior

    for me as a kid or the few time i was back in young i know the most inportant thing is for that child to know you love them and they did nothing wrong the first time i was in the hopsital for 6 months no one came and saw me ene the dayof the operation to remove part of my...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Sep 23, 2011

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    cmbrown3093 cmbrown3093 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    So my "friends with benefits" (to understand the full story, please go read my other "I have friends with benefits" story). So tonight I'm working on assignments for my college...
    findingfae findingfae 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    PaulThePole PaulThePole 31-35 Feb 15

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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 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 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My mother is in the OR right now being operated on. she has bone cancer and broke her hip today. She broke both femurs last week.... I don't know how long this will last... She...
    Hunnylovie Hunnylovie 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    This is not a regret, it's something I've known would happen. Parents thankfully divorced at age 4. My dad had weekend custody and is a great dad. Still, I saw how hard being a...
    MissASC77 MissASC77 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Haha I wish I could! Even if I can't, I do feel mature enough, physically, emotionally and romantically to be the mother of a man's child. I want to feel that pure innocent love...
    xxxSissyGabriellaxxx xxxSissyGabriellaxxx 18-21, T 3 Responses Jan 28

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    I do not have a child of my own with this disorder, but my two sisters have it. I am trying to get some answers or support for my parents who are struggling.
    CaseysMommy CaseysMommy 16-17, F Jan 29

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    I have six amazing children, 3 boys and 3 girls. *Elise, age 17 *Aster, age 13 *Iris, age 12 *Heather, age 9 *Connor, age 9 (Twins w/ Heather) *Casey, age 6 Elise, a senior...
    OliviaTheFab OliviaTheFab 26-30, F Feb 9

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    She favors her first born. Overtly. It's disgusting. Next in monster-in-law's hierarchy of favoritism are the baby-makers. Then comes her only single child (age 35) who has to be...
    andie2007 andie2007 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    With that much experience, you can only wonder what they can do!
    gayboythings gayboythings 16-17, M 9 hrs ago

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    I've tried for about 2 years. I have some months where I think maybe we have a baby and then it turns out no we don't. It gets hard after everyone around seems to have kids after...
    CrystalDMB CrystalDMB 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    There isn't a maternal bone in my body,I don't want marriage(NO illegitimates for this sister!),and the very thought of taking time and energy away from my academics/career...
    Joha0505 Joha0505 18-21, F Jan 29

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    hi just wondering if anyone has kids that are the age of 5 with ADHD on meds .my son is 4 and going to start school next year .if he can't keep still he will have to go on them...
    glrock glrock 41-45, M Jan 30

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    Our 21 year old son is Bipolar 1. He had his first full manic episode with a psychotic break his first semester in college. We learned in a DBSA meeting that it can take two...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    My 13yr old daughter is an aspie .It runs on my husband's side of our family. He himself is an aspie so is his 17yr old son. Our 11yr old son has autism. It primarily has affected...
    Allie9273 Allie9273 41-45, F Feb 6

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    I often see these vulnerable young kids wondering around and smoking at the weekend nights in the city where I live. Quite young and probably in their early or mid teens. I wonder...
    Rightherenow Rightherenow 26-30, M Feb 8

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    I am sooo ready to have a baby! I would LOVE to share that with someone who is 100% ready like I am. If I meet someone now, I won't hold back at all. No preventing it.
    infinity2014 infinity2014 31-35, M Feb 16

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    Since we went out today(Hubby & I & Sis in law,) Mother-Inlaw: "Well if you had a little one you might not have gone out in the cold." Seriously, WTF?!!?😖🙎 like when does...
    galaxygurl galaxygurl 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    When my son was three he was diagnosed as autistic. Then only 1 in 150 were autistic. According to the CDC 1 in 88 are now diagnosed with autism. Not to out done, he develops...
    Kathain Kathain 51-55, F 6 days ago

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    Ready to share this experience with someone
    RunningMichigan10 RunningMichigan10 26-30, M 5 days ago