I Have a Child With Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 44 People

    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

    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
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2013

    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
    17 Responses Feb 22, 2008

    Don't worry people are trying to help go mark

    entertaining and kind hearted and a hero
    deleted deleted
    Dec 5, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2014

    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

    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
    Nov 15, 2012

    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


    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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    takeme11 takeme11
    Jan 9, 2012

    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
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 4, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jul 20, 2010

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Dec 22, 2010

    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

    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
    5 Responses Oct 3, 2010

    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
    1 Response Oct 20, 2013

    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

    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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