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I Have Cancer

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    Well. diagnosed in Jan with advanced cancer but.

    ..we fought with chemo and radiation and meds for this and that side effect and for a bit there it looked like we were getting way on top of it an it was beat... yea...um...guess not...round three comin up...cancer sucks...it really does.
    steelscot steelscot 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 11

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    just got off the phone with my doc

    and he said that the tumor is getting bigger and is not responding to treatment ,, so i am left with to potions ,, surgery or hormonal therapy ,,, and honestly ,, even tho. surgery is 98% successful ,, i just can't afford to look ugly.. i mean i am already ugly enough .. so i am...
    tinathefreak tinathefreak 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 3

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    The cancer I have has a 5 year survival rate of

    5% and those were mostly people that caught the cancer early at stage 0-1. It looks like mine is at stage 3 or 4. With the growths spread out away from the starting area and if got into lymphatic system or blood spreading itself to other organs and locations. I most likely won...
    REBELYELL67 REBELYELL67 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    I made the mistake of continuing on with band

    and school while taking chemo. Now I have a cold and it's the worst cold I've ever had. 103.2 fever and hooked to endless fluids. I'm positive I can through through this quickly and easily :) Even though I feel the sickest I've ever been I'm still staying positive and I'm...
    ItsJamie ItsJamie 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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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 me both physically and mentally. I made a new friend yesterday on omegle. Her name is Sammie. We were on FaceTime all night and though I just...
    19alexanderknight95 19alexanderknight95 18-21, M Sep 23

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    Chronic Lymphomatic Lukemia

    It is a mouth full. Fortunately, it is not as fatal as most other cancers. They watch the white blood cell count. If it increases dramatically, they have medicines which will lower the count. The doctors have said: "they know more people who have died with it than have...
    rikki60 rikki60 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 14, 2007

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    Pancreatic Cancer Has Stolen My Life

    Hi, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer in May, 2011. I was told to expect 6 months. Obviously, I'm still here 27 months later. It was a very scary diagnosis with 2 kids in college. I jumped right into treatment and had 16 rounds of a very aggressive chemo...
    PCTom PCTom 51-55, M 11 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    It started with a little pain on my left knee.

    I didn't worry at first, because I am a basketball player and runner and I thought that the pain was caused by all the impact. Then the pain got worse and I started getting annoyed with that, but still didn't went to see a doctor, until the pain was so strong that I started...
    thephillip thephillip 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I found out I had cancerous cells

    when I was pregnant with my 16-month-old son. I found out I had cervical and uterine cancer. Because of it I lost his twin a couple of weeks prior to his birth. I guess I can say having him saved my life Everyday the medications and the radiation try to break me and every day I...
    Steadfastgreen Steadfastgreen 31-35, F 1 Response May 19

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    Diagnosed with chondrosarcoma (a bone cancer)

    in my left pelvis. I have surgery scheduled for November 20th 2014. Nerves are building, but hopefully in the long term it will help remedy this pain I feel.
    ViciDraco ViciDraco 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 6

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    Where to even start with

    such a thing? Yes, I've small cell lung cancer. There's no stages (1-4) for lung cancer, just if it's spread or not. Fortunately, mine has not because I've been taking the 'good' cancer drugs. Really, so much to write about this. Mostly, please forgive me when I drop out of...
    Safia Safia 31-35, F 47 Responses Mar 3

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    2 Shocks!

    it's the first time I've ever done anything like this so it feels abit weird. but anyway I would like to share my story. I'm diagnosed with ovarian cancer ( serous carcinoma) I was diagnosed at 21 and it's I'm 22 now. Initially I was diagnosed in march/ April. But i knew there...
    Saf007 Saf007 22-25 5 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    Come help fight cancer!

    lets make a team who's with me! Like this and comment to see how we can fight it!!!!! I always told myself just because your hurt doesn't mean your broken I don't have cancer but I want to help others who suffer it's not their fault! It's so unfair!
    FlyingAwayAndFallingApart FlyingAwayAndFallingApart 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    How I Am Coping With Cancer

    I was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer which spread to my ovaries, also known as krukenberg tumor. I took it very hard at first but I have accepted the reality of it and concentrated on getting better. I have to be strong for myself and the sake of my loving family, friends...
    jenn82 jenn82 26-30 10 Responses Jun 10, 2008

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    I have a type of leukemia,

    Acute Lymphoblastic. Pretty much cancer in bone marrow. I'm a high risk. It gets you thinking about stuff. I had to quit my job and can't go to high school, I had to start online school because I just don't have it to go. I get real bad headaches and can't keep food down and get...
    Btimez3 Btimez3 13-15, M 7 Responses Sep 11

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    I Have Cancer

    Well in 6th grade I was diagnosed with cancer. It was a tectal plate glioma(tumor on my brain stem. And I lost all my friends bc of it.i was abandoned by them and I felt alone all the time. I have been through hell to be honest. I'm 18 now and I want to help any teens like me...
    Tyler1995 Tyler1995 18-21, M 14 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    Not being able to swallow anything

    that is more than a tomato soup/bisque consistency sucks. I choke one anything because tumors are deviating my esophagus. One thing that's a positive I'll leave a skinny corpse
    REBELYELL67 REBELYELL67 46-50, M Sep 8

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    Just found out recently

    that i have neroblastoma stage four lukimia and a large tumor in my stomach and right knee. I have been getting chemo but its not helping much and all i do is get fevers and puke from it. The past couple days iv been puking blood. Its hard im doin this alone my parents and...
    SoccerLover23 SoccerLover23 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have cancer and I served a transplant 7

    and a half years ago on oct 13 on Friday
    Peedripping Peedripping 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 16

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    assassin66 assassin66 18-21, M 6 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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    kaylalovesmikey kaylalovesmikey 16-17, F 7 Responses Aug 26

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    I had cancer when I was 3 years old I have

    cancer because my parents smoke and I have cancer from that lung cancer and Herat cancer I can't breathe much any more
    painfulwedgiegirl painfulwedgiegirl 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Cancer... And You Thought Your Life Sucked...

    Well here it goes… I can finally talk about it in complete detail. Everything here is too chaotic to make up and should I be lying about anything in this note, God will smite me in a most excruciating manner. In October, 2007 I started to have these back pains. Nothing...
    Ajeric Ajeric 22-25, M 11 Responses May 21, 2010

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    I have lymphoma and have gone through 6 chemo

    sessions so far... each session takes 2 days. I am now waiting for a CAT scan to see how things are going. It took 4 sessions to get the drugs right, so I wasn't sick all the time. Of course... my last chemo gave me cellulitis, destroyed a vein and I had to go to the...
    Rinkigingus Rinkigingus 36-40, M 5 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    It's Was Horrible

    I was diagnosed with cancer when I was 16 in 2010. Its was stage 4 of 2 two types of cancer. I will not say what types or where it was but I will say that I did have a tumor on my lung. Basically I went through some tough tough tough chemo ****. It just sucked the life out of me...
    drama591 drama591 18-21, M 8 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    I just got back from thee doctors

    and I am packing and going to head to the hospital now, I went in because of head aches that got worse and worse along with my health, I have stage four neuroblastoma (brain cancer) and I don't have long if I don't soon revive treatment. I feel strong backed by family and...
    laurendq25 laurendq25 22-25, F 16 Responses Aug 4

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    Who Knew I Would Be Diagnosed With Cancer?

    I have lived what many might call an adventurous lifestyle. I have traveled extensively across the United States. I have even had a few near death experiences in my younger days. As I have gotten older, and hopefully a little wiser, my risk taking seemed to be a thing of the past...
    tnmulelover tnmulelover 41-45, M 6 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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    New Barbie Doll

    I don't personally have cancer but one of my best friends had a double mascetamy and my ex had one of his testicals removed due to cancer. On the news this morning there was a segment about the new Barbie doll that is now being produced. What a good thing it will be for the...
    2rustno1 2rustno1 36-40 2 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    Hello loves! I just wanted to say I'm going

    into a bone marrow transplant surgery in 2 days so if I don't answer it's nothing personal :) I'll be back soon xx
    SarahStapleton SarahStapleton 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 13

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    I'm seriously thinking of not taking any

    treatment and just letting the cancer finish me off. I have nothing to live for, no kids or spouse.
    REBELYELL67 REBELYELL67 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    I went for a check at my doctors.

    after he and done my checks he said that i had breast cancer when i was told i cried my dad was there and he hugged me and went home and went stright to my room
    janet56 janet56 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    What Cancer Actually *can* Take From You.

    Back in September, I was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer called IBC.  They don't mess around with you, they throw you right in to treatment, and I responded very well.  But, I lost my best friend, and a few other friends over it.  I guess they just can't...
    DiscoveryChick DiscoveryChick 41-45, F 9 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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    sarahwhoknows sarahwhoknows 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 12

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    I just realized I have full body squemous cell

    cancer that is eating me alive. I had a swollen throat about 7 years ago, but I thought it was an allergic reaction. Now I am just putting two and two together but it's too late. Must've traveled my entire lymph system by now. I have no working lymph nodes left. I have no...
    Yerbamate Yerbamate 26-30, M Aug 14

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    Found out I have 3 major clusters of tumors

    and they are inoperable so only option is chemo but they still need to figure the origin so they know what chemo treatment to put me through. If I opt to treat.
    REBELYELL67 REBELYELL67 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 18

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    I Have Cancer Too

    I'm 27 and been fighting cancer for almost three years now. It started in my colon and I beat that, in 2006 it spread to my liver and I beat that, this year it has spread to my lungs and I'm fighting that I was supposed to have my last chemo yesterday but they've picked up more...
    Beverley Beverley 26-30, F 72 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    I went in to get a mass taken from my throat

    and found out I have cancer it's just happened a couple days ago so I'm still adjusting to the fact.
    REBELYELL67 REBELYELL67 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 23

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    If You Find a Lump Anywhere - Go to Your Doctor

    Early 2007 I noticed a very small hard feeling under my skin on my left leg.  It was about 1cm in size. I forgot about it for a few weeks and eventually went to the doctors. He took one look at it and said 'no need to worry, it is just a gathering of tissue'. I felt so much...
    DAVIDinIRELAND DAVIDinIRELAND 41-45, M 11 Responses Jun 9, 2008

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    Started chemotherapy yesterday.

    Spent 4 hrs getting drugs put in at the hospital then came home with a pump that is continually giving me more until tomorrow where I will again get more pumped in over a 3-5 hr time frame. I sure hope this works because I'd hate to put myself through this process and not...
    REBELYELL67 REBELYELL67 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 15

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    This has been a interesting

    and scary journey and as yet I do not know how it will end. It began when I went in for a a colonoscopy I asked the doctor to do an upper scope as well . After about two weeks dad passed since I had the procedure done the doctor called me into his office to tell the the...
    lifedrawing lifedrawing 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Here We Are Again.....

    This feels like such familiar territory, yet still so far away. I am 42 & on my 2nd cancer diagnosis as of tonight....it feels surreal to say this. I don't want to do this again, this time I am so alone and I feel tired this time. It is pathetic, that I don't even have anyone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    Day Of The Nausea

    Two days after finishing chemo, I thought I was done. Mild nausea, but I figured I escaped the worst of it. Yup, I was wrong. I had to get up early this morning, 6 am, to go to the hospital for yet another scan. I get there, get out of breath and discover they have no clue...
    IFeelSick IFeelSick 41-45, M Sep 2, 2012

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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 6 Responses Oct 19

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    Just discovered yesterday.

    A new member of the 'club'. I'm not really so nervous. I saw God's hand in discovering it, so surely that means He intends to save me?
    EllaRas EllaRas 16-17, F Oct 23

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    I went to the doctor to get my blood tested,

    and they found cancer cells in my blood. I am currently taking the chemo pill as of yesterday.
    ItsJamie ItsJamie 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Yup, I've Got It (Kidney Cancer)

    Kidney cancer. Now I've only got one of 'em. They tried me on something called Sutent, and that seemed to work, but the side-effects were untenable. Soon I'll be in an experiment evaluating a combination of Avastin with something else. I won't know if I get Avastin plus something...
    TimXCampbell TimXCampbell 51-55, M 10 Responses Oct 11, 2011

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    A week from today I will awake

    and be cancer free.
    itismehello itismehello 46-50, M 1 Response May 22

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    I have cancer and its been hard dealing with it.

    I originally made ep to talk about it but some people have been really rude when I have told them. akaShaun made fun of me for having cancer. What kind of website is this?
    Sanariah Sanariah 18-21, M Nov 5

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    Wow...Just a bleep of a journey.

    Here's my story. I was working at a doctor's office in an eyeglass store. January 2013 came around. I started noticing increasing pain in my lower back. Some elderly person must have forgot their cane; I started hobbling around the store as well as other places. I noticed I...
    Slayme Slayme 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    Life-Changing 24 Hours

    Two weeks ago, I was a regular 22 years old guy, dreaming about a distant life, medical school, leading a usual, perhaps a bit harsh, life, living on my own, and mostly - looking forward to the bright future I promised myself. Not having a simple childhood, my strength grew these...
    Aust Aust 18-21, M 7 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    I suffer from lung cancer

    and havent told anyone close to me and i feel so alone and unloved no gf nothing family hatrs me so doubt they would care
    Azmoter Azmoter 22-25, M 6 Responses Sep 14

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    May I just skip 2014?

    Between a divorce, a long distance relationship, increased work stress, I got the call today that I have cancer.