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    A week ago I had my appendix out with

    and appendectomy. Last Thursday, I was told I have cancer in my appendix. I was also told that it is a very very rare cancer. Of all colon cancers, one in the appendix happens .5% of the time. What is it with me that I get all the diseases that are very rare???
    emoenjr emoenjr 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 19, 2015

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    Being diagnosed, and living,

    with Medulloblastoma. I've never really talked about being diagnosed with cancer but with a few people. I would like to share my story. I've had this tumor in my head all my life. My Neurosurgeon said I was born with it. That it developed in the womb. After learning what my...
    Kwakwakalanooksiwae Kwakwakalanooksiwae 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 15, 2015

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 2, 2015

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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 16-17, M 10 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    I'm actually 13 I have cancer

    and lost complete feeling in my legs I'm in pt but it doesn't seem to be working but I will not stop till I get my life back
    musicspeakstome musicspeakstome 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23, 2015

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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 69 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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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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    3 weeks ago I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma

    of the femur with mets in my liver. I had surgery to remove the mets in my liver 3 of the 4 were removed but the 4th could not be removed. In a couple of days I will start 8 weeks of intensense chemo. At the end of the 8 weeks if the tumor in my femur has not shrunk at the rate...
    0maddi0 0maddi0 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2015

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    Hey everybody. So I'm new here

    and I am diagnosed with Mixed Oligoastrocytoma. I just found out and it feels so.. bad? I don't know. I don't know what will happen in the coming days but I'm trying to be positive. I hope you have a good day.
    yourcutelittlejo yourcutelittlejo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18, 2015

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    I've never been diagnosed with cancer,

    so from that perspective I cannot relate with many of you. My father died of lung cancer in 2009, and it was devastating for all of us, my mother, two brother, and of course my father worst of all. What do you say to a person whose been diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer and...
    Nmajor Nmajor 22-25, F Jun 28, 2015

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    I have cancer. I am so sad about that,

    i dont want to die… everything is changed after i got cancer. my husband discard me,and i lost happiness and hopefully…why god treat me like that? i didnt do anything such badly ,so why ??? i only have one dream , all things come back at the originally😢
    stephanieli stephanieli 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 9, 2015

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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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    Hi all, Diagnosed with esthesioneuroblastoma

    recently. Surgery took place a few weeks ago. Having a few more tests to determine if radiation is the next step. Trying to stay positive, and I am exhausted.
    AllisonBCT AllisonBCT 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2015

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    I found out the other day.

    Being a regular drug user, I never paid attention to the occasional case of hematuria. Prolonged ketamine usage will do that to ya. Now, I really wish I would've gone to the doctor sooner rather than ignoring it. I went in for a normal physical exam, and upon hearing about the...
    Franse Franse 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 20, 2015

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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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    Brain sugary scheduled

    for 430am. Any prayers are appreciated. Thank you my friends.
    Mollielollipop38 Mollielollipop38 26-30, F 37 Responses Mar 23, 2015

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    Today is a bad day for me with pain.

    My head hurts so badly. Im going to rest. Please pray if that's your thing. I rang the doctor. He should be here anytime.
    Mollielollipop38 Mollielollipop38 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 11, 2015

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    photographyismylife photographyismylife 13-15, F Jul 6, 2015

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    I have leukemia at the age of 16.

    I've been fighting for 9 months, i feel like every time i get closer to remission it slips away from me. It's like my life is one step forward and two steps back.
    DarbyW DarbyW 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    She had emergency surgery last night

    and is on a ventilator at this time. I'm not allowed to open messages except 2 people because I'm just 14 my uncle said it probably would not be appropriate.
    Mollielollipop38 Mollielollipop38 26-30, F 12 Responses Apr 14, 2015

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    werewolfkid1987 werewolfkid1987 18-21, M Dec 1, 2015

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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's getting worse my brain cancer is only

    getting worse and I need to do chemo for the 9th time this year I'm only 12
    photographyismylife photographyismylife 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 19, 2015

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    Mollielollipop38 Mollielollipop38 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 14, 2015

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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.
    Mollielollipop38 Mollielollipop38 26-30, F 17 Responses Mar 23, 2015

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    I hope I fight it and I get out of it stronger

    than ever. One more round of chemo today. I hope it'll all be okay. I hope this time it works.
    yourcutelittlejo yourcutelittlejo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 26, 2015

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    paulstevens123 paulstevens123 22-25, M 8 Responses Jul 23, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    assassin66 assassin66 18-21, M 5 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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    brandonselliott brandonselliott 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 6, 2015

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    Mollielollipop38 Mollielollipop38 26-30, F 33 Responses Mar 8, 2015

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    corneliusthebox corneliusthebox 46-50, M Jan 30

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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 16-17, F 14 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    I just found out that there is a 98% chance

    that I have ovarian cancer. It is very curable, but I would need three years of chemotherapy. I've had a fairly terrible month. Luckily, I have one person who i know I can always count on. Although I've been through a lot, I'm so grateful for everything that happened, because it...
    Believera Believera 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2015

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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
    deleted deleted 26-30 30 Responses Feb 2, 2015

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    UPDATE: I had a talk over with my mom

    and we decided it's best if I get surgery and they try to take some of the cancer out. The doctors think it's a really good decision as well. Not only that but I think I may let a intern work on me. The hospital im going to is a learning and hands on hospital so I figured why...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 18, 2015

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    I sent my kiddos back to indy.

    I moved to get treatment. I hope it works.
    Mollielollipop38 Mollielollipop38 26-30, F 18 Responses Feb 24, 2015

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    Toyota12 Toyota12 66-70, M Jul 2, 2015

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    I don't know if I do,

    and on top of being depressed I've been sick. For awhile. I recently found a lump on my hip bone that's substantial. It's large enough to cause pain, and its directly on the bone. That and I've had some problems with female things for years, including ovarian cysts that needed...
    ladymadrox ladymadrox 26-30, F Oct 9, 2015

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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 17 Responses Jan 20, 2015

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    It's so boring sitting in the hospital bed.

    So i turn everything around and when they see me in the halls i cant help but laugh and make everyone else laugh and smile. It's so fun to give everyone some entertainment while staying in the hospital. :) i made some good friends with them and we all have fun goofing around and...
    Youtuber4life Youtuber4life 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 7, 2015

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    Well I have chemo tomorrow.

    ..I'm really scared...
    deleted deleted 26-30 21 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    For those of you who don't know,

    I'm going through chemotherapy treatments for stage 4 malignant melanoma (aka skin cancer). I won't bore you with a detailed explanation of how it all started because it really is a very long story; but I have my next follow up PET Scan on Tuesday and I'm especially nervous this...
    DrPepperLuvr82 DrPepperLuvr82 26-30, M 6 Responses Oct 11, 2015

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    Was just diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer

    at the ripe old age of 29...... This is not what I ever pictured for my life....
    browchickabrowncow browchickabrowncow 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 2015

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