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I Know Someone With Cancer

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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 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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    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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    Today i found out that my grandfather has

    prostate cancer... I was told that it is pretty bad. Not sure what I'm supposed to think. It's like my entire life is falling apart.
    lauramusua lauramusua 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2014

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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 5 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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    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 4 Responses Mar 14, 2013

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    It Finally Won...

    I had a friend, a very good friend of 11 years who was diagnosed with brain cancer 6 years ago... she was an amazingly strong person and kept pulling though the chemo, etc. but this year it got her... she went back into hospital and was doing really badly, it got to the point...
    tryingtostaystrong tryingtostaystrong 16-17 1 Response Mar 29, 2011

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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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    Does anyone have experience battling with

    cancer? Especially, uterian papillary serous carcinoma? What are your thoughts on chemotherapy? Any thought on homeopathic therapy?
    cricketfly cricketfly 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 27, 2014

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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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    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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    My uncle. He is toutched by this damned illness

    since 2007. It started as a lung cancer. Everybody can say it is fatal desease. Medical services thought he would life only one month without chemotherapy. The worst shock was while all family members knew he is so seriously ill. Generally speaking, it was shocking, especially...
    michalmos michalmos 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 24, 2014

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    Nipple Sparing Surgery

    My wife has been diagnosed with stage 0 DCIS in both breasts. The first hospital/surgeon only detected it in the left breast.  This would have lead to a lumpectomy.  When we went for a second opinion, the second hospital/surgeon confirmed an even worse case of it in the right...
    JAGandVSfan JAGandVSfan 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 24, 2013

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    My Ex Is Dying of Cancer

    I need a community of friends.  Here's my story:  I have always been addicted to abusive men.  I fell in love with more than one... I am a single parent.  My son is 20 years old and my daughter is 11 years old.  (Neither of the fathers have been...
    Bunny1216 Bunny1216 46-50, F 8 Responses Dec 31, 2007

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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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    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 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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    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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    gogirl08 gogirl08 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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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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    Have you even seen a jap tv show/drama called

    doctor x? Someone like her should exist in the real world. So everyone can be cured :) Someone close that I know has cancer :( he's gonna die soon and I am not ready for something like this :((
    Chl0XCX Chl0XCX 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't ask how she's doing anymore.

    Mainly because she and I both know she won't last longer anymore. They officially put her in hospice care two days ago, the doctors are saying the cancer has spread too quickly and she probably won't make it another week. I really hope they're wrong. Then again, I hope they are...
    DrStrychnine DrStrychnine 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 12, 2014

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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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    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 4 Responses Apr 20, 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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    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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    My mom told me today she needs chemo.

    She's 37 and just had all of her lady parts taken out because of a large tumor. It was the size of a small baby. So now she's not only going through menopause but she's going to have to get treated for cancer. The cells have gone to other organs of hers and now they're...
    mattihope mattihope 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2014

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 13, 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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    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F Aug 15, 2014

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    My Mom Has Cancer

    My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was about 4 years old. A doctor misdiagnosed her at first though, so it a lot longer until they caught it. I dont remember this because I was so young, but thats what my mom told me. About 10 years later she was diagnosed with...
    Amay408 Amay408 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    My nephew was five months old

    when he was diagnosed with MDS and later he was diagnosed with AML. He is now undergoing chemo n a bone marrow transplant on Valentines Day! He is a brave lil solider! I love him with all my heart!! MASONSTRONG!!!!
    bronzergirl8 bronzergirl8 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 7, 2014

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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 5 days ago

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    Yesterday my mom got diagnosed with cancer

    for the 4th time. She had lymphoma when she was 18 and wasn't supposed to live, but obviously she did. She then got diagnosed with Breast Cancer years later and it returned when I was in elementary school. My entire childhood my mom has been sick but in the last few years she...
    hannah811 hannah811 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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    mombacktothebeach mombacktothebeach 41-45, F 4 Responses May 13, 2014

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    A lot of people around me (family members) have

    had cancer, and have died, or are slowly dying from it now like my grandfather. This man practically helped raised me with my mother. He is veteran, still had muscles till about spring of 2013. Colon cancer, he had a quadruple bi-pass. two pacemakers, fluid keeps filling in...
    ariecon23 ariecon23 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 1, 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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    Young m willing to do anything to help his

    family. Have anything to ask www.gofundme.com/7b4p5c
    Boredathomeboy Boredathomeboy 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 9, 2014

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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 2 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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    My Mother

    Tonight my mum told she'd been to hospital and she has a malignant tumour on her lower back. It's too close to her spine for an operation without risk of paralysis and she's decided against risking the operation. So shes not going to do anything at all she's just going to wait...
    Randomguy22 Randomguy22 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 5, 2012

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    my best friend is currently battling cancer

    and I'm the only one that knows.... it's stage 3 and developing on top of that my other best friend has an inoperable brain tumor that's growing