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    mombacktothebeach mombacktothebeach 46-50, F 3 Responses May 13, 2014

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    Helping My Dad Manage His Cancer

    At the end of January in 2012 I was preparing to leave town for a bit. I had briefly talked with my father and he mentioned he was in a lot of pain and that he was most likely going to the doctors that weekend. I didn't think much about it and left for the weekend. As always I...
    JeffSnow JeffSnow 26-30, M 5 Responses May 1, 2013

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    I Love You, Nephew

    Right now, my nephew is lying in a hospital bed. He was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia eight months ago. He should have had his marrow transplant by now He had beautiful, strawberry blonde hair. Where is it now? Chemo stole it. Cancer stole his wonderful smile, his...
    CoralieShadow CoralieShadow 22-25, F 2 Responses May 19, 2013

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    My mother is battling stage 4 cancer

    and I am having a hard time with it. I feel as though I don't have the support system that I need and everything is falling onto me. Can anyone relate?
    redhead029 redhead029 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    My Mom Has Stage 3 Breast Cancer.

    I hate that I have to write that sentence. Hate that I have to put into words the fact that my mother waited to go to the doctor, never did self examinations, never once took good care of herself and now has breast cancer. I hate that I have to write that she's electing to...
    Sammiebaby1016 Sammiebaby1016 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    I Knew He Could Have It, And I Fell In Love With Him Anyway

    I met a man who makes my heart feel complete. He's funny and handsome and kind. He was told today that he has lung cancer. He's never smoked a day in his life, I'm the smoker... it couldn't be less fair. I don't smoke around him, he's hardly ever around smoke. He's 25 years...
    Fanson4Life1984 Fanson4Life1984 26-30 3 Responses Jul 8, 2010

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    My grandfather was diagnosed with colon cancer

    about a year ago. My father's side of the family has a history of alcoholism and when this bomb was dropped on them, they all depended on alcohol to get them through this tough time. Meanwhile, my grandfather went through radiation and chemotherapy. The tension in the family was...
    justanothersteph justanothersteph 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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    February of 2013 my dad was diagnosed with

    pancreas cancer. He underwent surgery right away and started chemotherapy. He "graduated" from chemo in November 2013. I went home for Christmas & my parents broke the news that his cancer is back. He has a tumor in his side where his drain tube was from his surgery. We're all...
    KaylenG2121 KaylenG2121 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 4, 2014

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    My Wife

    She has had cancer three times now. Ones in her  lower jaw and  twice in her Ovaries.  She had a large tumor on her remaining ovary removed last June it weighed 45 pounds.  She had a surgical team of 17 doctors. She had a ruptured appendix, some ruptured and dead intestines...
    BlindWolf BlindWolf 56-60, M 4 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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    my birth mother has terminal cancer.

    my adoptive mom is 91 amd has high risks of multiple myeloma. I might literally lose two moms in one year. I know this isn't about me; they're suffering. but I just hate this. it might be a double whammy at one time, before I can handle it.
    jennifr1966 jennifr1966 46-50, F Aug 26

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    My best life long friend.

    Advanced non small cell stage 4 lung cancer.
    Kayparker56 Kayparker56 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2014

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    My Story - Mam Has Cancer. End Of The World??

    i dont really know what to say, neither do i know where too start with my story. it isnt exactly a story as there is not yet a ending however, here goes… on august 10th 2010 my mother sat me down with my brother and explained she had breast cancer. when someone says the word...
    Ukgirl118 Ukgirl118 16-17, F 13 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    My mom, she just told us today.

    Thankfully she found out early and she be okay.
    Missy3210 Missy3210 13-15, F 1 Response May 10, 2014

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    Actually I know two for certain,

    my grandfather has rectal cancer and my dad has cancer too although I don't know what kind of cancer he has and I don't want to ask. I.. I don't know what to feel about this though... I really don't. I don't care if any who read this think I'm heartless because I "don't care...
    udamansteel udamansteel 16-17, F Sep 5, 2014

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    So I have a friend we've know each other

    since we were little but we've never been great friends but is never let anything happen to her. She's recently been extra bitchy to everyone and it started to really bug me. I found out today her mum has cancer. I've never been mean to her but we don't exactly get on and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 24

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    Shame On The Medical Establishment (You $ick Ba$tard$)............

    .......for prioritizing a cure for erectile dysfunction and suppressing the cures for serious debilitating and life destroying diseases. Sad but true.......As you read this another family member and/or friend will lose their battle with a cancer and thirty-five 80 yr old men...
    tmajor tmajor 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    God Particle?

    I am so happy right now that i just have to share it with anyone who would listen. My best friend has breast cancer, it was bad and she was very depressed. I was looking for something to make her smile, i am not a doctor but i wanted to just make her happy. I came across this...
    AngieGi AngieGi 51-55 1 Response Apr 25, 2013

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    I watched my grandma slowly sip her won-ton

    soup. The frail women had not been able to keep food down in days. I could tell she enjoyed the warmth of the hot soup on this cold day. I knew she loved her salt, and that this must have tasted fantastic after weeks of hospital food and dry toast. My grandma's story is unique...
    annalea annalea 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    My gf has cancer most likely she won't make it

    but I'm hoping she will were in a long distance relation ship close to the second year both of us 16 and we can't really meet and if she does have cancer only a few months left this is happening right now 😞😞😞
    hatglovesocks hatglovesocks 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 28, 2014

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    I was just informed my grandmother has beaten

    breast cancer! it's been a long year!
    LoveOverHatred LoveOverHatred 18-21, F Mar 31

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    Cancer is defined as the uncontrolled growth of

    abnormal cells in the body, which are also called malignant cells. "What's hurting my mom?", I remember asking my dad. "Cancer", he replied. "Cancer has taken an interest in her and won't leave her be." Ever since then, I've always thought of it as a person. A person who wants...
    DarkWanderer16 DarkWanderer16 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13, 2014

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    My fiancee has leukaemia.

    I just want to know what can I do to help? What can I help to make her more comfortable and make her feel better. Any tips?
    caelmulryan caelmulryan 31-35, M Jun 25

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    "it's Me!"

    She'd been through two mastectomies and reconstructions, through chemo and radiation therapy, and she'd kind of got her life back. Her kids were coping OK now and her husband drowned his sorrows in a couple of bottles of wine each night. She and I had coffee sometimes. I felt...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 19, 2009

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    Well, we don't actually know this

    for sure as of this moment. My wife has a "mass" in her colon -- it will need to be removed regardless. We discovered this yesterday when my wife had a colonoscopy. Doc said there's a very good chance this is colorectal cancer. We will find out next Friday. Just realizing right...
    larrypoppins larrypoppins 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    I was informed today

    that my Ex-wife has terminal cancer and only a few days left to live. I feel nothing. No emotional response at all (I shock myself a little to acknowledge that reality). I guess I've already processed all the grief and loss two years ago when we separated. No contact whatsoever...
    MAXwho MAXwho 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Ok so this year has been a painful one

    and we've now just discovered my beautiful Aunt has been diagnosed with Lung cancer that has also spread to her brain. She went last week for the prognosis and treatment plan (if any) but since has closed herself off to everyone in the family, which is perfectly understandable...
    Elses Elses 36-40, M Nov 2, 2014

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    My sister is facing nose cancer recurring

    and i am checking immunotherapy and interventional therapy. Anyone pls share your experience. TQ.
    Jochan Jochan 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    My mum was just diagnosed with stage three

    small cell ovarian cancer, her form of cancer is rare and the doctors don't know much about it and the thought that they don't is terrifing! You always trust doctors that they know what they are doing but i've come to see that we all don't know what is around the corner and...
    labyrinthandinfinity labyrinthandinfinity 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    Im new to this experience in me too ,

    my uncle died with cancer 3 years ago , my aunt was able to remove her tumor 3 years ago so shes ok now , my boyfriends cousin died with leukemia and now his uncle has it. I been surrounded by cancer but never actually had someone really close to my , i found out yesterday that...
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    I am sadden by the fact

    that 2 of my relatives have been afflicted with cancer this year. It's even harder on my mom because it was her dad and older sister. I lost my grandfather earlier in January to lung cancer, now my dear aunt is losing her battle with bladder cancer. She is on assisted breathing...
    tessa4ever tessa4ever 31-35, F Sep 18, 2014

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    My Sister In Law

    Just in recent weeks my sister in law was diagnose with cancer. The form of cancer she has is called Rhabdomyosarcoma. This is rare due to the fact most people that are diagnose with this particular cancer are children. Her cancer stage is at level three but we still hold on to...
    enchantedebonybutterfly enchantedebonybutterfly 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 14, 2013

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    My mother has been diagnosed with two types of

    cancer within the last 4 weeks. Renal Cell Carlsonoma stage 2 or 3, and (ALL) B lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma on her bones. I'm still shocked. I don't know whether to cry, or just stand there shocked. I'm just, I don't know, I'm terrified. I just don't know what to do anymore...
    KJGaskins KJGaskins 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 7, 2014

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    This Beautiful Girl

    This is my friend Naomi, she was diagnosed with cancer late last fall. She is an absolute inspiration. Please watch this video and see how amazing she truly is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWj_BPL_SjI
    battlewounds battlewounds 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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    Watching my mom happy know she will be sad

    and full of pain. Sucks. Cervical cancer is really bad. I wish everyone would get checked. Every day I cry. Don't want her gone. I am going to quit work because she sits beside me. And I know that space will be empty. They say have faith. Yeh. Faith untill she's gone. I pray to...
    hopeforjanice hopeforjanice 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2014

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    I met a woman today who must decide

    whether to give her child chemo for his brain tumor or take him home on hospice. He's 7 and will not live to see Christmas.
    StellaNoir StellaNoir 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 6

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    My sweetheart is living with a rare form of

    cancer. When he first told me, it was like he was giving me an opportunity to run. But I was so curious and just wanted to get to know him, and that really surprised him. it was the best decision I ever made! For someone who is walking around with these cancerous tumor on his...
    BluRain04 BluRain04 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My dad has cancer. it's been getting worse

    these past few months. he's says everything's ok but I know it's not. I don't know what to do because I have no one to talk to about it. I also just recently lost my dog to cancer and I don't want to lose my dad. he's sometimes the only one who's there for me.
    emilyd4 emilyd4 16-17, F Mar 25

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    Multiple Myeloma You Stink!

    Two years ago my father had been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, while one of my sister's was already in treatment for APL Leukemia. He was diagnosed at stage 2 of 3. He had chemotherapy and radiation for some months. Thanks to God and the care from the doctors and my mom he...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 8, 2013

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    I am looking for the lady

    that wrote in and said her husband had got cancer after a liver transplant and I would like to be able to talk with her because I have a similar situation.
    ha1868 ha1868 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F Aug 15, 2014

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    May 28th. World Blood Cancer Day.

    I came across this today while reading my FB timeline. It saddens me that we have a day for this, yet I would gladly shout from the highest mountain to bring attention to this disease. Please take a moment and read, think of all who are suffering with this horrific disease and...
    Daydreaming2 Daydreaming2 41-45, F 1 Response May 28

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    A few years ago, my uncle on my mom side has

    throat cancer before my grandmother died. I have no sympathy for the way he treated my grandma and my mother....
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Fight Cancer

    SUGAR is a fuel for cancer- cut out all sugar. Don't shower with chlorinated water or water that has flouride in it-A cancer specialist said he would never even wash in water that had either! Take tumeric pills every day. they kill cancer germs- look into raw foods and juicing...
    Frazzill Frazzill 46-50, F Oct 11, 2012

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    Today I found out my boyfriend has cancer.

    . We don't know staging yet. We've only been dating about a month, but we really like each other. I am definitely riding this storm. I'm so sick of this cancer though. My mom is a survivor. I lost one papa and the other is battling. My uncle died of it.. I'm just so tired of...
    BeautifulinElevation BeautifulinElevation 22-25, F Mar 21

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    You know, I pray every day

    that my moms cancer isn't too bad, but yet, I look on the negative side every day, I wait patiently for more bad news. However, no one ever understands why. I KNOW it could get worse, BELIEVE me, I've spent enough time reading, I KNOW. But to have my parents come home, and tell...
    KJGaskins KJGaskins 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2014

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    My best friend was diagnosed with skin cancer

    last night. I cant live without her. If everybody would say a small prayer for her, I would appreciate it.
    AshleaHuff AshleaHuff 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 20, 2014