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I Have a Child With Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 43 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    takeme11 takeme11 13-15 Jan 9, 2012

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Hello everyone. I am glad I found a place where I can connect with others who have sadly lost their child to cancer. My daughter Darah, was fourteen when she passed away - only a...
    DanaWood DanaWood 41-45, F Nov 18

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    As part of my job, I often speak to young people in need of support (often through no fault of their own). On almost a daily basis I find myself dumbfounded at the way some parents...
    splashUK2014 splashUK2014 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 20

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    I do not agree. I am a single mother of a beautiful baby girl. She is the first baby I held, first bottle I've fed, first diaper I changed. In fact, I breastfed my baby for 19...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    I know i may be a bit too young to worry about this, but im getting a surgery next summer, which will cause me to not have children. It kinda hurts knowing that. I mean, I would...
    Anika1258 Anika1258 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's more of a regular desire.I enjoy many types of females but my favorite is a female with a big full figure to enjoy and have fun with...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M Dec 4

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    Warning, this is long, but I feel as though I have to tell the full details of the story. Even if no one responds, I just need the catharsis of letting it all out for once...
    sketchit sketchit 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    I am a boy who wants to meet a girl on EP, get to know her and have fun with her.
    zacklowe zacklowe 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    Actually, not WITH the men themselves, but while we have sex with groups of women at the same time. Parties. I have had sex with groups of women at the same time though. The most...
    zbigbox zbigbox 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My 10 year old daughter lost her life to cancer on March 5, 2012. At Texas Children Hospital in Houston, Tx. It has been the hard for the family to deal with and we miss her very...
    pstches06 pstches06 36-40, F Dec 4

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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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    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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    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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    I've been hurting my mom emotionally. My family is a patriarchy family, and the girls alway been told that they cant do things like boys. For example, girls are not allow to be...
    Julietxxx Julietxxx 16-17, F Nov 20

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    Some women are just too shameful and cunning, they would use pregnancy to tie dumb rich guys down. Children being used as a means to an end. Those kind of people who bring innocent...
    Peccare Peccare 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 22

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    He always favorited my younger sister more than me, if my sister and I got into a fight, I'd be physically punished (no not with a whip) I'd be thrown/pushed/etc sometimes told I...
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    THERE IS HOPE! New meds, new therapist, good advice and fresh hope. My 21 year old son is bipolar, he self diagnosed when he was 12, and told his doctor. The doctor was...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F Dec 6

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    My sister but i consider her the child i never had. Though i spent years raising her and my other siblings, my dad had a restraining order issued against me. I am considered a...
    Superpsycho Superpsycho 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 6

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    I need Help. I have a step child battling Bi Polar. Please someone help me understand.
    bass7 bass7 31-35, F Dec 8

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    my 7 year old son has ADHD. his first 2 years in school were awful and he hadn't been diagnosed. he started getting completely out of hand. to the point where he was punching and...
    Trinity2356 Trinity2356 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My mother is phenomenal. She amazes me with the heart she has. It's where I get it from. She raised me since I was a baby. ( my birth mother left) she took me in as her own and...
    freedom432 freedom432 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    He was 18 when I was born. We now have 3 children together. I always knew I was an old soul.
    KateO2014 KateO2014 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    My son snapped at school again today. Threatened to jump out the window and kill himself. Councilor told him that wasn't an option because the window doesn't open enough obviously...
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 20

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    Dear Mom, Remember when you left me because you claimed you weren't ready to be a parent to a teenager at just 30 years old, and expected me to somehow understand that? Remember...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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