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I Know Someone With Cancer

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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 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    My Dad Has Cancer

    My dad was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago.  It is a really rare form of cancer called Hemangiopericytoma.  He has tumors in his brain, lungs, liver, neck, pelvic bone, hip bone, & on his ribs. I'm probably forgetting some areas because he has them in so many places.  So...
    Chellefromhell Chellefromhell 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 8, 2011

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    My Seven Year Old Daughter Has Astrocytoma Brain Tumor

    My seven-year-old daughter, Charlotte is battling cancer. This past year has been a very hard year on our family. This past year my son killed himself, and to make matters worse Charlotte is diagnosed with cancer a few month's after my son passed away. Being a mother of four...
    MommyOfFourAmazingKids MommyOfFourAmazingKids 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 2, 2012

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    mombacktothebeach mombacktothebeach 41-45, F 4 Responses May 13

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    Tia Isela, I'm Sorry.

    My Tia Isela was diagnosed with bone cancer in her hip bone a few weeks ago... My dad's family has decided to let her die slowly without chemotherapy. I'm not sure how long she has, but I do know I won't be there for her. She lives across the state from me, and we aren't...
    BlurredBeyondTheStarsx BlurredBeyondTheStarsx 70+ Aug 10, 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 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 3 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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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 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 4

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    We were told today...

    I guess it was yesterday now, that my dad has cancer. They found tumors on his lungs and aren't sure where its originating from. Tomorrow, or today, promises to be busy and full of tests. My brother and I went to tell my grandma, then spent an hour and a half just chatting in...
    NotBadForAYankeeGirl NotBadForAYankeeGirl 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    Support Cancer Victims And Read These Books!

    I am an aspiring novelist following in the footsteps of My Grandpa, and my older ancestor, Henry Fielding. My Grandpa, Gabriel Fielding, has just had three of his most famous books republished and are available at http://www.bloomsbury.com/author/gabriel-fielding and can also be...
    AndrewFielding AndrewFielding 26-30, M Aug 28, 2013

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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 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 Mar 2

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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 10 hrs ago

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    She's Hiding!

    A few weeks ago my aunt was told she had skin cancer of the face and that she would have to have treatment and op! She had it at the start of the year, but the doctors gave her cream to use and told her it would go away.. How wrong was they? Now its worsten and the doc's said it...
    Budmouth Budmouth 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2013

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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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    My mother has cancer.

    Two kinds. I'm only 14 years old, my little brother is 12 and were finding it really hard to cope, as I have mental illnesses so it's especially hard. It's not terminal thankfully, but it's a mix of two cancers and one is extremely rare and I'm possibly at risk of getting it in...
    louisejayne louisejayne 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 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

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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 2 Responses Mar 8, 2013

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    My cousin has a type

    or sarcoma cancer. Of course I don't know much as after my parents got divorced my fathers side of the family cut of all connection except for Facebook. My cousin has type one diabetes. At first, her foot was wonky. Guess they found out that way. She had her leg amputated...
    jennamarie210 jennamarie210 13-15, F Dec 20, 2013

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    Taken Another Bad Turn

    He was looking so good. Things seemd to be going well. But over the past week, they found a blot clot in the port. When they went to remove it it was extremely difficult, the viens and arteries had grown around it. And it would appear that the clot had been there a long while...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 26, 2009

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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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    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 2 Responses Feb 12

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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 Jun 24

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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 :((
    allegiant2013 allegiant2013 13-15, F Jun 24

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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 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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    Young m willing to do anything to help his

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

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    The Doctors Say My Dad Has One Year to Live.

    My faher was diagnosed with lung cancer in February.  He was told that he had only a year to live.   I feel hopless.  Everything I have read seems so dire.  My dad is only 64 and had just retired. I am trying to spend as much time with him as...
    Sunnygirl2 Sunnygirl2 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 29, 2008

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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 Apr 25, 2013

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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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    Life Is Short, Especially Life With Cancer

    My great aunt was diagnosed with a malignant type of brain cancer last spring. At first the doctors thought it was inoperable, but they soon did surgery to remove part of the tumor. I haven't thought much about the cancer until today when my great-grandmother called my mom to...
    xBnThrRckedThtx xBnThrRckedThtx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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    Update On My Sister In Law

    It has been a difficult few weeks. My sister in law received her last treatment a few weeks ago. A couple of days after which she had to undergo another surgery to place a vac-pump into her leg. I have to say, she's a much stronger person than I ever could/did imagine. She hasn't...
    enchantedebonybutterfly enchantedebonybutterfly 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 19, 2013

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    Cancer, Relationships, But Mostly Celebration.

    My partner just got out of surgery, getting rid of three tumors, the first recurrance of her ovarian cancer from three years ago. We're not married but I think ten years living together is close enough. This was easy for her compared with that first surgery and chemo...
    Daedalus99 Daedalus99 51-55, M Oct 16, 2013

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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 3 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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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

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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 1 Response Apr 13

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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 Jan 1

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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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    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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    My mom, she just told us today.

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

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    gogirl08 gogirl08 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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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 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 24, 2013

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    I Know An Optomistic Survivor

    Dev, our dearly loved neighbor she has the cutest 6 and 8 year old girls, who I babysit a lot this summer she got breast cancer it was really sad, but she was such a happy person she smiled all the time she never let her kids see her upset always happy, and wore the most...
    chocolatelover987 chocolatelover987 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2013

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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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    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 4 Responses Jul 8, 2010

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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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    Cancer Cure Covered Up By Governement.

    Type in any browser ( RUN FROM THE CURE ) I was blown away when i watched this video, i have known for years the Governments and companies that make medice would have covered up something like this. Please please please pass it on to all your list. It does not just cure cancer...
    reikiman123 reikiman123 51-55 Oct 20, 2013

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    My friend vaughn has neuroastoma( sorry

    if i didnt spell it right) and he is in alot a pain and he has been in the hospital for a few days getting treated. Everybody send him love :) pray for vaughn
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 20, 2013

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    My best life long friend.

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

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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 1 Response Apr 29

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    My Mom's Story

    My mom has glioblastoma brain cancer stage 4. She was just diagnosed 4 days ago. She went through surgery and doctors were able to remove 70% of the tumor. After she recovers, she will need to go through radiation and chemotherapy but the outlook is grim. My brother and I have...
    Kare76 Kare76 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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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 Feb 7

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