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I Have Cancer

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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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    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 Cervical Cancer to be exact.

    I found out on my mums birthday in June this year. I'd been having all the symptoms for about a year and a half but no one paid attention to them when I complained. Finally I found a doctor who listened to me and gave me a Pap smear. What hurt the most was the biopsy. I've...
    Lasey94 Lasey94 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    Hi ep users....so recently i just found out a

    devastating news that i have testicular cancer ._. I made a new account so i could post this anonymously and just get some feedback from anyone that has went through this experience or know anyone close to them that went through this experience. I'm actually really scared...
    JustWantAChoice JustWantAChoice 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 11

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

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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 9 Responses Nov 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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    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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    I don't know what to do.

    .I don't want to start kemo..what if it has already spread and in the end after all of it I die anyway? Idk what to do:'(
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F Dec 9

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    Well I have chemo tomorrow.

    ..I'm really scared...
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 29 Responses Dec 10

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    I fainted just before

    and I feel like I'm gonna faint again :(
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 5 days 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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    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 10 Responses Sep 11

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    Well the treatment didn't work

    for me :/ making me lose my hopes
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Days in the infusion room drags by

    and all this just to feel like total crap for weeks after
    REBELYELL67 REBELYELL67 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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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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    Well I now have to have some tests tonight

    because I can't eat anything or look at food I've been vomiting all day and it's getting worse
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Peedripping Peedripping 16-17, F 19 Responses Nov 15

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    What if I do all the treatment

    and in the end I die anyway?
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Sometimes it's still hard to believe I have it.

    . I go to the doctor I always zone out when my doctor talks to me I don't even know what to think of it or how I feel I have ovary cancer I had surgery still recovering at home from it but they also want to start kemo therapy but I haven't even made up my mind yet because...
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    50% chances of having cancer rn,

    90% in 18 months. cant endure this on my own. wish you were here.
    xLittleRed xLittleRed 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 25

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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 2 Responses Nov 6

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Apr 22

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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 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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 hope it's not time

    yet :'( **** THIS HURTS REALLY BAD! :'(
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 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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    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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    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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    Specifically leukemia I Honestly Don't Like

    People Making Such A Big Deal Over It. I mean I know you care but I'm fine right now and that's all that matters....now a few months from now will be a different story
    XavierR02 XavierR02 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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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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    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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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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    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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    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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    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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    A week from today I will awake

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

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    sarahwhoknows sarahwhoknows 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 12

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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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    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    Well I had my treatment.

    ..they want to keep me in over night then after that tomorrow I can go home and finish recovering..
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago