Teens With Cancer Support Group

This community is dedicated specifically to teenagers with cancer. If you are a teen or know a teen who is going through a tough fight with cancer, share your story, thoughts, and experience and listen to those who have gone through the same fight. Know that you're not alone and there are many others who want to lend you their help and support.

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  • FutureMD

    My Story

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    Hi I am 14 years old and just about to start highschool I am getting very anxious. This is my first time on a support group so bear with me. I have a spinal cord tumor that was deemed inoperable by all of the neurosurgeons where I lived so my mom took me out of state to see a doctor. We held off on surgery until my hands started going numb. They took out about 30% off the tumor. So far I have...
  • deleted_user

    my life during and after cancer

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    well this is going to sound depressing but here it goes.I was 17 when i was diagnosed with testicular cancer, had an orchiectomy (testicle removal), was stated "all clear" for about 9 months. A week after high school graduation I had a relapse and received 3 rounds of Bleomycin Cisplatnin. Etopiside chemo, known as BEP in the testicular cancer vernacular. I was once again told I was "all-clear"...
  • deleted_user

    Recently Diagnosed

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    Within the past day, I was told I have cancer of the thyroid which has spread to my lymph nodes.I am 19 years old.I go to college 2 hours away from home.I have amazing friends.Im in a sorority.I have a part time waitressing job.I am a normal teenager.I havnt had any emotion about the news yet. My family cried and prayed while I just continued my normal day.My question is: How do I live the life I...
  • beautifulb

    New support group on ds!!!

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    Hi there!! My name is Beth and I want to let all of you know that there is a new group on DS and I wanted to invite you to come and check it out. It is called the Terminal Illness support group. I am 35 years old and have several terminal illnesses. There was no specific group for it so I thought in addition to the groups I am already in it would be neat to form another group specific to...
  • deleted_user

    I might have cancer

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    I'm 19 and a few weeks ago I had a ultrasound on my thyroid. The results came back 2 days ago, and they found a ball of some sort. They told me there is a good chance that it contains cancer. For the next couple of weeks i will be meeting with a specialist and a sergeon. I have to get a biopsy to see what it is and what it has. I do live with both my parents and I have 3 brothers I am the only...
  • kittybrown

    Thought I had ear cancer

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    When I was 12, I started seeing a ear, noes and throat specialist. He had to reconstruct my ear once but after he thought I might have cancer. He then had to do another reconstruction. This was quiet a close call and scary to myself as well as the rest of my family.
  • deleted_user

    Having cancer and having friends without it.

    I have papillary carsinoma, a thyroid cancer. I'm really lethargic all the time. I am also in constant pain.My school is really small, 500 students or so.Every one knows me as "the girl with cancer".My friends were and are really insensitive.I was really sick a lot a year before I was diagnosed and my friends always told me to "Suck it up, stop being such a hypochondriac." Then a lump developed...
  • deleted_user

    Strawberries and Cancer

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    I have found this article on strawberries and cancer full of information on the fruit's antioxidant properties.http://rfox21.hubpages.com/hub/The-Health-Benefits-of-Strawberries
  • deleted_user

    Cures for cancer!

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    Please check out the Gerson Therapy!!!
  • deleted_user

    Long term side effects of Chemo- heart damage

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    I was on intensive chemotherapy treatment for 2 and a half years, I finished 3 and a half years ago. I have been having a little bit of trouble with my heart, irregular beat, skipping a beat, and such. I have been having it tested and so far it seems that the chemo has done some damage to my heart, they have to do a bunch more test to find out the exact damage but there definitely has been some...
  • I'm sure I won't find anyone. Only about 15 cases in the world a year, but I've been trying to find another teen with it for years and I'm 19 now. Been cancer free for over 4 years. Anyone can reply to this truly, let me know how you are doing! but if you have a similar diagnoses to mine, I'd love to hear about it, too.
  • deleted_user

    Just started chemo...

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    Today is my 5th day of chemo... I am taking the pill (temozolomide). I was just wondering if anyone has taking this medicine and if they had side effects and what they were? I had nausea on the first day and today I just feel weak. Should I expect to loose my hair? Just any info would be appreciated! Thanks! Love & Prayers!
  • deleted_user

    new

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    im so not sure what to say right now.A few months ago i felt a lump on my breast. Didnt think much of it then. My sis-in-law Gina didnt seem too concerned about it when i mentioned it to her so i brushed it off. She had said it would probably go away in a few months. It didnt. In fact it got slightly bigger. Thats what slightly scared me. I told my mom and she brought me to a doc. Who did a...
  • deleted_user

    Does anyone have Osteosarcoma

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    Hey everyone, my name is Jatoiya and i was told that I had cancer 2 weeks before m 18th birthday which sucked lol.....the cancer i have is bone cancer and it is called osteosarcoma...and sometimes i just dont know what to do because i was a really popular person and i hung out with everyone and i jsut did my own thing and now it seems like i cant even do anything...because im always sick from...
  • deleted_user

    im here for you

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    i hi, i dont have cancer but i will listen to anyone or be a friend to anyone