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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 45 Responses Mar 3, 2014

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    Mollielollipop38 Mollielollipop38 26-30, F 26 Responses Jun 24

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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 19 Responses Feb 24

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    Cancer got me so weak.

    . I don't walk anymore, I use a wheelchair. And my hair is falling down. I think I'm dying soon ...
    imjustmex33 imjustmex33 16-17, F 9 Responses Apr 25

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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 Jul 23

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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 just finished chemo

    for breast cancer and will have surgery next month.
    justjackie2 justjackie2 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I am ranting now cos I am dying from cancer.

    I was surprised that I didn't cry or freak out after my diagnosis of terminal cancer 2 weeks ago. Instead of trying to preserve my life, I took my medical report and went out to find the fattest, juiciest steak I can find & ate it. Then, I had champagne and silky chocolate...
    TickleTortureMoi TickleTortureMoi 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Survival statistics for gallbladder cancer by

    stage Survival rates are often used by doctors as a standard way of discussing a person’s prognosis (outlook). Some people may want to know the survival statistics for people in similar situations, while others may not find the numbers helpful, or may even not want to know...
    newtonpark newtonpark 61-65, M 10 Responses Aug 6

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    Mollielollipop38 Mollielollipop38 26-30, F 36 Responses Mar 8

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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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    Brain sugary scheduled

    for 430am. Any prayers are appreciated. Thank you my friends.
    Mollielollipop38 Mollielollipop38 26-30, F 39 Responses Mar 23

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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 4 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    Mollielollipop38 Mollielollipop38 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 18

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    I just found out I have cancer of the blood,

    it was caught somewhat earlier so we can begin treatment asap. I probably won't be on for a while so to all my friends on here (sorry) but I'm staying positive I WILL beat this!!!
    Jwolf1342 Jwolf1342 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 8

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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

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

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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 20 Responses Mar 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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    paulstevens123 paulstevens123 31-35, M 5 Responses Jul 23

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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 2 Responses Jan 7

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 26

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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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    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

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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

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    Im sick as hell again.

    Sorry i havent been around
    Mollielollipop38 Mollielollipop38 26-30, F 14 Responses Apr 26

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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 8 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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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 Aug 4

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    Well I have chemo tomorrow.

    ..I'm really scared...
    deleted deleted 26-30 22 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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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

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    I don't have cancer but i want to read your

    stories and realize how fragile life is and that each day is important because i have been unmotivated for a long time.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 28

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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

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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

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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 1 Response Aug 15

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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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    tamski66 tamski66 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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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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    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

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    Life can be cruel sometimes It can be

    challenging And it also can be upsetting But in life you meet people who you would die for, you meet people who you can make happy, and I think it's important to make people happy no matter what mood you are in because you never know what a smile can do I found this photo...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Apr 14

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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 14 Responses Apr 14

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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 have been battling now

    for 6 years. Lung and breast cancer...
    sabrina1225 sabrina1225 31-35, F 1 Response May 31

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 5

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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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    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

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    Mollielollipop38 Mollielollipop38 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 14

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