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I'm being crushed by expectations
In early December last year my mum was diagnosed with her third brain tumour, this one being a terminal stage 4. Since the prognosis I've been too stressed to even think and I'm unsure of how to keep pushing forward. My step dad passed 2 years ago and...
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Hey all :) my name is Lizzy and I am 16 years old. My mum passed away from cancer in 2019 and it has been so hard as I now have to step up and be an adult. I am the youngest in the family. I have a 24...
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My Dad’s Cancer
hey everyone, recently i’ve been having a hard time coming to terms with my dad’s cancer. at the start of his illness he was weak but still fighting, he was in hospital hours away from me and was there for weeks. i only went and visited him once as...
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Hey there, My name is matilda (my friends call me tilly). I've posted on here before..usually when I'm feeling a bit lost. I've recently got the news that my chemo has stopped working and cant help feel a bit betrayed even though my oncologist team have...
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Pancreas cancer
My dad has pancreatic cancer. In the past he had complained every now and then of heart burn and stomach pain but nothing anyone took a lot of notice to, seeing as he’s enjoyed a few drinks over his lifetime. Although this stomach pain randomly became a...
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Worse Birthday Present Ever
Hi there. My name is Holly and I'm a twenty-one year old from Central Queensland. My cancer story starts with a simple cough. Now, I had been having this cough for weeks so my parents and I decided it was time to see a doctor about it to see...
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I'm Venting I've been diagnosed and started treatment. What do i do? Because of my treatments 'm unable to work, and I've become scared of simple things like people sneezing or coughing because i don't know what could happen..... I'm normally an outside,...
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the irrefutable end
My Mum died on May 26th, 2018, early in the morning. 20 days after my last entry on here. I remember I had had a late night on the 25th watching some Netflix movie I didn't bother to remember. So about an hour and a half, after I fell...
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My cancer story
Hi everyone, I’m Leilani and here’s my cancer story... I was 20 years old studying at uni, had a job at my dream company and although I was stressed I was feeling great. You know, the about to graduate and start my adult life type of feeling? I had...
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Anyone from Perth
Hey guys, I recently had Bain surgery, and in need of support and haven't been able to talk to anyone that understands what its like, but would also like to connect with people in My state of Perth. Stay Positive Amy
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A Fight For Survival
It all started at the young age of 8 when the first diagnosis was ; Burkitts /Lymphoma Being young and having to fight through the constant lumbar punctures chemotherapy and radiation in attempts to just survive was a long and arduous journey , despite...
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My cancer journey with my mum
It was October 2011. I was 14 years old when I found out my mum had cancer. Mum had been having chest pains for a while and decided to go to the doctors to check it out. After lots of test and scans they discovered she had a cancerous...
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Why I Hate Cancer
the 14th of April 2014 is when someone I loved with all my heart died from a 6-year struggle with many different types ovarian cancer, bowel cancer, stomach cancer (in that order) we had known for years that it would happen with her having 17 operations...
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My Life
When my Mum was born she was born with transposition of the great arteries which means the blood going to are left arm was going to her right and the blood going to are right arm was going to her left she went through at least 20 operations to...
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Farewell my Finger (A sarcoma story)
In 2014, I was at what most people would say is the ‘peak’ of their teenage years. At 18 years of age, living life to the fullest. Enjoying every moment until a little thing called cancer got in the way. I kept noticing this small lump on my left...
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A Letter To My 17-Year-Old Self
In 2013, I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of testicular cancer that required immediate surgery and multiple cycles of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. I was only 17 years old, in my final year at high school. At the time, it felt like my world had...
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My not so bad cancer journey so far!
Hey! So prior to my diagnosis, I was just a normal teenager going about her usual activities. I had just gotten back from a holiday in Korea & I was out of the house everyday catching up with friends before uni was to start again in Feb! This meant...
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Hinting about the end.
I've posted a shared story on here before, but that was October last year, 2017, and as I presume everyone on this site can agree withme when I say, a lot has changed since then. And I just need to put it out there. Back then, yes Mum still...
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Terminal Cancer
In 2016 around June, my mother was diagnosed with Melanoma cancer and Limp node cancer within her right heel. Luckily it was only stage 1 and they cut it out of her foot, leaving a huge indent. During the road of recovery, she found it difficult to feed...
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My dad has cancer and I'm struggling
Hi all, I’m new to CanTeen but it was recommended to me via a social worker so I thought i would give it a go and share my story on what’s happened so far... On the 21st of December 2017 my dad was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia. It...