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I Have Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 434 People

    I haven't told anyone,

    not really anyway, my ex-husband if that counts. I had surgery three years ago, they told me that they got it all, and I told my family it wasn't cancer, it couldn't hurt anyone right, I didn't have it anymore... now, I have two to three years according to the drs and six...
    flutterbyenight flutterbyenight 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    I'm sadly not doing well.

    I think I have cancer. I'm going to a doctor about it soon.
    OnyxLynnBlack OnyxLynnBlack 18-21, T 2 Responses Apr 4

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    My surgery was yesterday.

    It was much more involved than than I or the Dr thought it would be. The good news is the pathology results are in and they got all of it.
    itismehello itismehello 46-50, M 2 Responses May 29

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    shannacobb2000 shannacobb2000 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 8

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    I recently had a seizer

    that has made me go into hospital it turns out that I have brain cancer... And I'm gonna be going through a lot for a couple of months wow this sucks god like I already had it removed but I still have to have test and I'm gonna loose all my hair like wow ....ow well what ev...
    baconismycat baconismycat 13-15, F 8 Responses Jun 26

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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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    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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    I have cancer and I served a transplant 7

    and a half years ago on oct 13 on Friday
    Peedripping Peedripping 13-15, M 5 days ago

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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.
    itismehello itismehello 46-50, M 5 Responses Apr 22

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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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    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 1 day ago

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    Wow....so now my sister has been diagnosed with

    breast cancer! Her's is a totally different type than mine though. It's not as aggressive and it got caught earlier so hopefully it won't require the same length and intensity of treatments. I'm worried about her because she also has a heart problem and multiple chemical...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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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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    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 10 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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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 4 Responses May 20

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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 2 days ago

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    assassin66 assassin66 18-21, M 6 Responses Dec 20, 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 1 Response Jul 13

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    I have thyroid cancer

    and now I have a scar across my neck it looks like someone's slit my throat and I had to have 2 operations to take both parts out so now I have no thyroid and I have to take pills woo hoo
    deccy619 deccy619 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Ehm.. Ya.. I have stage 1 prostate cancer

    that will he getting removed soon.. But what if they can't remove it..? What would happen?
    HikariOkaga HikariOkaga 16-17, M 9 Responses Feb 3

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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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    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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    Today I was told that I have a type of blood

    cancer. Doctor says this cancer by itself is not deadly and it is not treatable, but it can and already has caused a lot of complications for me. Right now I am dealing with an enlarged spleen because of it and my kidneys are not functioning properly.
    ltdjim ltdjim 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    I found out I have cancer last Thursday.

    I'm very scared of what could possibly happen to me
    n0tw0rthanything n0tw0rthanything 18-21, F 4 Responses May 16

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    A week from today I will awake

    and be cancer free.
    itismehello itismehello 46-50, M 2 Responses May 22

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    Yes, Baking Soda Is A “Miracle Cure” For

    Candida- Also shown to Cure Cancer Bicarbonate of Soda Used to Cure Stage Four Prostate Cancer/ Cancer is fungus ** Links below in comments **
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F 4 Responses May 14

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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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    I have an inoperable brain tumour.

    It left me blind. And with many conditions. I'm also depressed at present. And I'm struggling
    ladyjla ladyjla 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    Not Sure How To Cope

    I also have colon cancer. It was discovered at the age of 28 (this was in 2008)- it was stage 2 at the time and cured with surgery. They removed my sigmoid colon- no chemo- all was well. A few months ago I went into the ER because my head had been massively hurting for months...
    lowlyforsaken lowlyforsaken 31-35 2 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT!

    My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse since things were happening and the blood test was a year ago. I've been having symptoms my doctor said I need to get a blood test...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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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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    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 73 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    I need to rant about the people getting plastic

    surgeries on their boobs or whatever. while I'm sitting here barley having enough money for the treatment of cancer and they're using their money to get their eyes enhanced or their boobs bigger or their nose somewhat "better" like seriously God made you beautiful and special in...
    karianne5683 karianne5683 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    Tomorrow my stitches come out :) Any

    recommendations for scar care to minimize the scar?
    itismehello itismehello 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 10

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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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    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 3 days ago

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    itismehello itismehello 46-50, M 4 Responses May 7

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    I research cancer and have extensive

    information on cancer. There has been a real slow cure for cancer since the 1950's. It was used as a different drug at one point. They discovered it also had a high anti cancer property to the drug. Anyhow super long story short. Disodium-acetate (The salts from off of this...
    bluedragon2112 bluedragon2112 41-45, M May 10

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    The Life Cancer Gives

    If it wasn't for having cancer, now in remission,I wouldn't have the outlook on life that I do. The up side of it is that I appreciate all the little things and let go of the, what used to seem, more important things and quarrels. I love myself, my body as it is, each day I have...
    sunsettodawn sunsettodawn 46-50, F 9 Responses Sep 4, 2012

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    I have a genetic form of thyroid cancer.

    My chances of living past 60 increase once I do some stupid surgery.
    kat990 kat990 13-15 2 Responses Jun 28

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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 58 Responses Mar 3

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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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    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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    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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    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 10 Responses Feb 3

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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 31-35, M 5 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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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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    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 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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    Wookie In The Shower

    So I'm washing my hair and I notice a lot of hair washing down to the hair trap in the tub. I pull my hands away and there's a wookie in both hands. It took a couple weeks, but finally the hairs have started their escape.Losing one's hair is an assault on one's self-image. It's...
    IFeelSick IFeelSick 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 5, 2012

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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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    SaraSunshinePeaceLover SaraSunshinePeaceLover 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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