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I Have Cancer

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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 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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    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 Sep 5, 2012

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    Please Help!Team Joe Cancer

    http://pages.lightthenight.org/ocie/OrangeCo13/TeamJoe Everyone here is a link to dontate share and support Team Joe! all profit and donations go to Leukemia and Lymphoma Cancer Society Team Joe is in remembrance of my little cousin who lost his battle to brain cancer when he...
    mimibabee97 mimibabee97 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2013

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    I have had liesons removed from my cervics

    and more then 20 skin tags burned from my body. I have feared cancer since I was 16 when I lost my mother to this dreaded disease.  I lost not only my mother to pancreatic cancer at an early age.  My father to colon cancer.  My cousin to luekemia.  and 5 friends with all...
    flodials flodials 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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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 10 Responses Aug 18, 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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    Cancer And Me

    I m sad I have cancer and sometimes not sure what to say and do for my family friends colleagues and myself. I have stage four colon cancer with liver metastasis that is inoperable and has grown in the last two months but not spread to other organs. I was diagnosed in November 2...
    Stelli566 Stelli566 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 16, 2013

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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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    Bone Cancer

    I was recently badly beaten up. I suffered some serious injuries so I went to hospital were they diagnosed me with have a very rare and complicated and aggressive bone cancer which I can't spell. It was diagnosed at a very late stage. One more day with out treatment and I'd be...
    Quadamputee Quadamputee 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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    Single Mom With Cancer

    I'm 19 and I was diagnosed with 2 types of cancers after I had my son 5 months ago. thyroid cancer and pre cervical cancer. then I had a thyroidectomy and it was completely removed. what they didn't know was that the 5 cm tumor had spread. now I'm battling either radioactive...
    Larissa1994 Larissa1994 18-21 7 Responses Aug 14, 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 9 Responses Jun 10, 2008

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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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    Cancer Confessions: Turning Negative To Positive

    Thyroid Cancer Confessions: Turning Negative into Positive 1. Had one glass of wine this week. Will increase wine intake. 2. No more neck modeling...
    Mywhim Mywhim 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    "An Awakening"

    “An Awakening” When I was diagnosed with Breast cancer a few years back, I reacted like most who receive a cancer diagnose; first thing came to mind was a “death sentence”. However, I found out later that it was truly “an awakening” for me; even after being diagnosed...
    kmimsrice kmimsrice 51-55, F Aug 9, 2013

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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 5 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jan 23

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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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    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 1 Response Apr 4

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

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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 10 Responses Jun 9, 2008

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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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    Time To Eat

    I woke up this morning to the harsh reality. I struggle to understand the relationship between my illness, doctors & saving my breast. So I drank the herbal tea essiac as recommend on an empty stomach. Now it is time to take the omegas with a meal. If Iam to remove the cancer or...
    okay10 okay10 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    I Had Cancer. I Am Cancer Free.

    Nine years ago, while I was 5 months pregnant, they told me it was cancer. Cervical cancer. I had the partial hysterectomy, no chemo or radiation.  Recovered nicely & now have a beautiful 9 year old girl. But before we could get this far, my husband dies first. Followed...
    twinkles twinkles 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 26, 2007

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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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    I Have Cancer And I Am Angry

    i just cant. i know i look bad my treatments take alot out of me and it shows but i just say it allergies or something lame. i told one person my dad and all he had to say was that i was too young for these problems. it started as ovarian and went untreated for two years and...
    twisted28 twisted28 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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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 2 Responses Apr 29, 2013

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    I have breast cancer.

    I just found out.
    odditblue odditblue 46-50, F 6 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    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 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    I Have The Capital "C"

    I have cancer.. Its the never ending feeling of disparate sadness. I had my "father figure" pass from cancer 2 years ago.. and then here i am battling my own wounds and fight. With new friends, new "none blood related" family supporting me.. i wish i know how to handle this...
    Okt00 Okt00 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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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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    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 Mar 17

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    I am 22 and I have Stage III Cervical Cancer

    My name is Elizabeth. I am 22 years old and was diagnosed with cervical cancer on October 20, 2011. Everything I was once striving for was put on hold. My college degree to become a Registered Nurse, finishing my remodeling on my house to social functions. It has since then been...
    ekreile1 ekreile1 22-25, F 12 Responses Jan 23, 2012

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    I am only 14 years old

    and I have the highest stage of leukemia I can have. I need your prayers, Experience❤️
    taylors55 taylors55 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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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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    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 40 Responses Mar 3

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    Intravenous Vitamin C, A Powerful And Safe Treatment For Cancer

    My mother died from cancer of the duodenum in December 2002. She had been waiting to get the go-ahead from her doctors to receive toxic conventional treatment, chemotherapy and maybe radiation. Then the oncologist informed her that she was too sick for such treatment--which he...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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    How I Was Cured Ffom Cancer Disease

    Am so happy today because my story has turn to glory. I was a cancer patient, i tried all i could to make sure i get solution, all to know avail, until my friend directed me to a powerful man who cured me. I have directed people with HIV, Barren women, and those with different...
    maraasah maraasah 26-30, F Nov 19, 2013

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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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    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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    taylors55 taylors55 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 3

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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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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    One Of My Friends Is In Hospice

    I was diagnosed with cancer in November 2012. I met my friend in a Breast Cancer Support Group.  She had Stage 2 Breast Cancer.  Her lymph nodes were clear.  However, somehow it metastasized to her liver, lungs and bones and she didn't respond to treatments for metastatic...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I don't have cancer myself, but I know there are several types of cancer, and also many people fighting cancer. However, there is a large number of people who are unsuccessful in...
    ConcealedWildheart ConcealedWildheart 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I am a paranoid person when it comes to health, that's probably why I am scared of doctors and hospitals so much! So, you could imagine how paranoid I could be about cancer, it is...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Mar 22

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    I had my first abnormal pap in February and my colposcopy done 2 weeks later. The doctor called me on Friday at 6pm and told me that the results showed cancer, I cried all weekend...
    Knitwhit4321 Knitwhit4321 36-40, F Apr 2

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    I just recently found out I have cancer. The tumour is on my arm. At first I thought it was just some dirt as it was only small, I tried to wipe it off but it wouldn't come off...
    24luverofchoc 24luverofchoc 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Thursday was a rough day my friend who's been sick with cancer passed away and even though she's no longer in pain and not suffering I am just so sad and lost! She's was such an...
    Rena4 Rena4 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    i was diagnosed of hep b in 2009 while i was in the university.. i constantly felt sick in the year 2006, when and how i had it i dont know. since 2011 i have been having series of...
    nanacquah nanacquah 26-30, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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