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I Have Cancer

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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...
    Kinzah Kinzah 31-35, F 47 Responses Mar 3, 2014

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    How My Best Friend Helped Me Beat Cancer

    Well, maybe i didn't beat it yet, but now i do feel that i will... My friend wrote this story here from her side (AngieGi), but i felt that i should do it as well. I think that the one who should be telling you about it is someone like me, who can relate to you. Angie got me a...
    AliveHappy AliveHappy 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 29, 2013

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    I am feeling so sad and helpless

    and hopeless. Im just ready to get this over with. I cant fight anymore. Im tired.
    sweetcandycane99 sweetcandycane99 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 13

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    Sometimes I thank god

    for giving me cancer. I hate my life but I was always thankful for it.. I know that even though it's really.. REALLY hard right now everything should get better. Maybe this is how it's gonna get better. I can beat this and become stronger thanks to it. Thanks God! I know you...
    AlphaBloodMoon AlphaBloodMoon 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 2

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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 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    Well I have chemo tomorrow.

    ..I'm really scared...
    Imacrazybiatch Imacrazybiatch 18-21, F 28 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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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 11 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    You ruin me-the Veronica's just got some big

    news...and I dunno how to take it rn well cancer U ******* one good job I'll make u a ******* trophy😕
    Imacrazybiatch Imacrazybiatch 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    I just found out that I have osteosarcoma.

    A tumor was found on my leg, and just in time too. I probably wouldn't have lived if we hadn't caught it when we did. I'm not worried about dying or losing my hair, I'm worried about how my dad is going to react. He's super emotional, his new gf is supportive though. I would be...
    idontbelong00 idontbelong00 13-15 2 Responses Feb 24

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    I recently found out in March (after some very

    scary symptoms) that I have Stage 2 Breast Cancer and I am currently going through Radiation Therapy. It sucks the energy from me and I am sick most days because of it. The entire thing is absolutely terrifying.. because I'm uncertain of what's going to happen. I have days...
    M0RGUE M0RGUE 18-21, F 5 Responses May 20, 2014

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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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    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 11 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    I was diagnosed back in August of 2013 with

    Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I went through the treatments and have been in remission since March 2014. But it has always been difficult to not have anyone to really talk about it with. I was 37 when i found out and people would try to talk to me, and they felt bad because they...
    alwayslookingahead alwayslookingahead 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    sweetcandycane99 sweetcandycane99 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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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 71 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    CRAP - 9 month follow-up.

    Another biopsy. More cancer. Ugggg
    itismehello itismehello 46-50, M Feb 17

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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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    I just started chemo.

    . Depression is a *****..
    RaisedByTheWolves RaisedByTheWolves 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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    I sent my kiddos back to indy.

    I moved to get treatment. I hope it works.
    sweetcandycane99 sweetcandycane99 26-30, F 22 Responses Feb 24

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    Imacrazybiatch Imacrazybiatch 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    Brain sugary scheduled

    for 430am. Any prayers are appreciated. Thank you my friends.
    sweetcandycane99 sweetcandycane99 26-30, F 45 Responses 4 days ago

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

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    Imacrazybiatch Imacrazybiatch 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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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 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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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 7 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    Chemo chemo chemo ...

    ... How much I hate you. 😒 The worst feeling on earth is going through this junk and having the one person you thought would always be by your side abandon you. I'm so hurt I can't even process anything else that's going on. Who does that?!?!
    Tigerlily2015 Tigerlily2015 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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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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    I don't have leukaemia anymore

    and haven't for 3 years. But I still get checked incase. I remember the pain, I remember how I couldn't breath because lungs would weaken, I remember the sleepless nights. But I remember all the people who were there for me, the one that didn't treat me like a sick person and my...
    Puck4Eva Puck4Eva 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    Well it seems I won't be winning this fight my

    oncologist saw almost no more improvement and even new growths regardless of the aggressive chemo I endured
    REBELYELL67 REBELYELL67 46-50, M 37 Responses Feb 2

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    Just had my chemo and

    so far so good:)
    Imacrazybiatch Imacrazybiatch 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    I feel terrible. Im not sure

    if i could possibly feel worse. I dont want my kids to know anything is wrong😶but in other news, what happened to this smiley faces mouth. Just like hello kitty he lost his.
    sweetcandycane99 sweetcandycane99 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 10

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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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    My last chemo treatment has totally messed me

    up. I'm taking 3 anti - nausea meds and still vomiting 6-10 times a day. No taste so nothing is appealing to eat. Pain and skin sensitivity keep me uncomfortable. Life sucks
    REBELYELL67 REBELYELL67 46-50, M 6 Responses Jan 10

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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 Jul 19, 2014

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    Going to meet my new best friend tomorrow.

    .. My radiation oncologist. This should be interesting.
    SittingIdle SittingIdle 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Hello there. She is

    now in recovery. They have confirmed they got 100% of the tumor. We are waiting to see how this will affect her since they took so much of her brain. Im worried my mom wont know me anymore.
    sweetcandycane99 sweetcandycane99 26-30, F 21 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just got diagnosed.

    Ewing's sarcoma. I visited the hospital for the 20th fracture in my legs and pelvis in 3 months and eventually we start to wonder its more than just clumsiness. Anyway, my MRI scans and bone biopsies came back this morning that I have tumours all throughout my femurs, tibias...
    whiterobin whiterobin 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    "I have cancer" and "you have cancer" are the

    most nerve wracking statements I think exist. A little over a year ago, I went to the doctor for a totally unrelated issue, he saw an area of skin and decided to biopsy and it came back positive for cancer. I was an idiot and got scared and didn't know how I'd pay for the...
    WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    So..today is pretty emotional I just came back

    from the hospital..and I found out my cancer is getting worse..I might not have that long..what I really want more than anything before I go is to be able to meet billy Joe Armstrong..from greenday his songs inspire me and they have helped me a lot in life I am completely in...
    Imacrazybiatch Imacrazybiatch 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Why should I keep fighting no one likes my I

    should just give up and let the cancer do its thing
    Peedripping Peedripping 18-21, F 19 Responses Jan 20

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    Sorry I haven't been on everyone I've been

    trying to deal with the fact that I have cancer and about a month, if even that, to live
    rainbowgirl42069 rainbowgirl42069 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    So a month or so ago I posted about me having

    testicular cancer. I've had my surgery 3 weeks ago which they removed the testicle that had the lump and they gave me a prosthesis testicle. So now I'm slowly recovering. I got a phone call from my dr this morning and they said it might not have been cancer and just a cyst. So I...
    JustWantAChoice JustWantAChoice 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    sweetcandycane99 sweetcandycane99 26-30, F 42 Responses Mar 8