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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...
    Safia Safia 31-35, F 46 Responses Mar 3, 2014

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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 fainted just before

    and I feel like I'm gonna faint again :(
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F Dec 13, 2014

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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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    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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    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😕
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 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 5 days ago

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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 10 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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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...
    Austin10083 Austin10083 13-15, M Jan 7

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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 Dec 10, 2014

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    A week from today I will awake

    and be cancer free.
    itismehello itismehello 46-50, M 1 Response May 22, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 2 Responses Dec 11, 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 6 days ago

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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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    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 Dec 11, 2014

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Nov 6, 2014

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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 3 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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

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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 16-17, F 12 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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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 Dec 10, 2014

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    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    Well the treatment didn't work

    for me :/ making me lose my hopes
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    Just had my chemo and

    so far so good:)
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17, 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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    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 Dec 11, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    I just realized I have full body squemous cell

    cancer that is eating me alive. I had a swollen throat about 7 years ago, but I thought it was an allergic reaction. Now I am just putting two and two together but it's too late. Must've traveled my entire lymph system by now. I have no working lymph nodes left. I have no...
    Yerbamate Yerbamate 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 14, 2014

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    Well I have chemo tomorrow.

    ..I'm really scared...
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 29 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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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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    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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    Ayelmaobby Ayelmaobby 13-15, M 2 days ago

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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...
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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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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    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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    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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

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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, 2014