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I Know Someone With Cancer

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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...
    chocolatelover987 chocolatelover987 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2013

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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...
    xBnThrRckedThtx xBnThrRckedThtx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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    Cancer Success Story - This essay is inspired by the story of a Mr. James “Rhio” O’Connor, a man who was diagnosed with mesothelioma and, although he was expected to pass...
    Drachona Drachona 18-21 May 7, 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...
    Bunny1216 Bunny1216 46-50, F 8 Responses Dec 31, 2007

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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...
    Budmouth Budmouth 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2013

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    Cancer Trouble! - Hey so im caitlan and im 16 and live in Australia. Ive known this guy named Kaine since i was about 6. We have been together for 5 years and i love him so much...
    cateyb123 cateyb123 16-17, F May 15, 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...
    battlewounds battlewounds 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 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...
    Chellefromhell Chellefromhell 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 8, 2011

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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...
    DarkWanderer16 DarkWanderer16 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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...
    Randomguy22 Randomguy22 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 5, 2012

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    Just found out today... :'(
    gogirl08 gogirl08 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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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...
    louisejayne louisejayne 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 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...
    JAGandVSfan JAGandVSfan 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 24, 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...
    bronzergirl8 bronzergirl8 31-35, F Feb 7

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    Young m willing to do anything to help his family. Have anything to ask www.gofundme.com/7b4p5c
    Boredathomeboy Boredathomeboy 16-17, M Mar 9

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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...
    Kare76 Kare76 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 8, 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...
    tryingtostaystrong tryingtostaystrong 16-17 1 Response Mar 29, 2011

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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...
    CoralieShadow CoralieShadow 22-25, F May 19, 2013

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    It's A Painful Sight. - She picked up her cane, and made the enduring steps to the old wooden chairs outside her room.The large colorful mug stood out in her hand. It clashed with...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 19, 2011

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    Mommy - My mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and will undergo a double mastectomy in the next couple weeks. It's not bad, but I'm scared out of my mind and worried...
    nerdlife nerdlife 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 17, 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...
    BlindWolf BlindWolf 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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    It Is Back - Well, just got the news my sisters cancer has made its self known again. When they took her kidney full of cancer out and they said they did not see anymore we pretty...
    EJKells EJKells 41-45, F Jul 13, 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...
    Frazzill Frazzill 46-50, F Oct 11, 2012

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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...
    AndrewFielding AndrewFielding 26-30, M Aug 28, 2013

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    Sophie - My little eight year old daughter. We are surviving it together, so far. It's not responding to treatment (acute lymphoblastic leukaemia- ALL) but Soph is on the bone...
    SkyeLarke SkyeLarke 36-40, F Jul 14, 2013

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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...
    Ukgirl118 Ukgirl118 16-17, F 13 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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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...
    Amay408 Amay408 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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    Letting Go - I know I love you, I just feel dead. This unexpected grief and sadness that we have been battling for over a year now. We were happy, I was happy- Before. Until the...
    jenniferxlove jenniferxlove 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 10, 2011

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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...
    Sunnygirl2 Sunnygirl2 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 29, 2008

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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...
    enchantedebonybutterfly enchantedebonybutterfly 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 19, 2013

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    My Paw Paw ≪3 - My grandfather (paw paw) has been fighting cancer since 2010 i believe. He went thru chemo and beat it, but now its back and and more agressive than before. The...
    BorderlineMind BorderlineMind 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2013

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    My Architect Friend! - I first met her in the dating site exactly now, a month ago April 21, 2013. We became getting along as we were both asians. She is living and working in New...
    thepacific2013 thepacific2013 41-45, F 1 Response May 21, 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...
    Fanson4Life1984 Fanson4Life1984 26-30 4 Responses Jul 8, 2010

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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...
    annalea annalea 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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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...
    MommyOfFourAmazingKids MommyOfFourAmazingKids 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 2, 2012

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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...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 19, 2009

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 8, 2013

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    How On This Earth To Help My Friend - I, myself, have heart issues, but this isn't about me. This is about my very good friend and her "challenges" dealing with her daughter's...
    TerriIamusingmyrealname TerriIamusingmyrealname 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 26, 2013

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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...
    DrStrychnine DrStrychnine 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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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...
    jennamarie210 jennamarie210 13-15, F Dec 20, 2013

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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...
    BlurredBeyondTheStarsx BlurredBeyondTheStarsx 13-15, T Aug 10, 2013

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    Yes, I Do - She is a good friend and in remission. Hope she stays in remission.
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 6 Responses Oct 31, 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...
    AngieGi AngieGi 51-55 Apr 25, 2013

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    Breaking My Mothers Heart :-( - If you've read my previous story then you will know that my mother has breast cancer. Once again I do not want sympathy as this is something I do...
    Ukgirl118 Ukgirl118 16-17, F Jun 26, 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...
    enchantedebonybutterfly enchantedebonybutterfly 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 14, 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...
    KaylenG2121 KaylenG2121 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 4

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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...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 26, 2009

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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...
    tmajor tmajor 41-45, M 5 Responses Aug 12, 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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    The Cancer Tore Us Apart - This summer, the summer of 2011, I went on holiday with my family. I was lying in bed at 12am and the sun was strong behind the closed curtains. I was...
    youngaugust youngaugust 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2011

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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...
    JeffSnow JeffSnow 26-30, M 5 Responses May 1, 2013

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    Great News!!!! - This past week, my sister in law and brother got the most wonderful news. She has no of CANCER!!!!!! Yes, they(doctors) are going to keep her going back for some...
    enchantedebonybutterfly enchantedebonybutterfly 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 3, 2013