Have you ever been diagnosed with cancer?

United States
November 18, 2006 9:36pm CST
I was diagnosed with cancer in Dec. 2005 at age 35. Does cancer run in your family like it does in mine?
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• United States
19 Nov 06
I have not been diagnosed. But my mother, grandmother, and uncle were. My grandmother and mother are both survivors, however, my uncle passed away a few years back due to the cancer spreading. Good luck to you. I wish you the best.
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• United States
19 Nov 06
Thanks for the response. I am sorry about your uncle. I wish you, your mother, and your grandmother the best.
@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
19 Nov 06
I have with pre-cancerous cells, but they were removed before it could become full blown cancer..so I do get checked more often now to make sure it doesn't return.
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• United States
19 Nov 06
Thanks for the response. And it is a good idea to get checked on a regular basis, especially if it runs in the family.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
19 Nov 06
I was diagnosed with cancer almost 6 years ago now. I had two different forms of cancer in the same organ. I am a very thankful survivor! Bre*st cancer runs on my mothers side of the family; two of her 3 sisters had it, and one of those sisters daughters had it. I did not have bre*st cancer, it was uter*ne. I did not fit the profile for either of the types of cancers I had. The only women who ever got either one of them were 'morbidly obese' (300# plus) I weigh 95#, they had no children, I had 2; none of the other profile categories fit either. I am the only family member to have either of the cancers I had, and I have since become a case study. If there's one thing that women should do for their families it would be to keep a brief family medical history of all the members of their family, including cousins, aunts, etc, of any and all diseases, cancers, etc that occur within their families. Certain types of cancers do tend to be familial in that the tendencies to develop it seems to be higher. It is most important that this information be kept so that Dr's can know accurate histories for keeping a better eye on you in the future. Sorry, I had to stick in * because the filter would not let me send it through, lol
@Lovely_Lady (1524)
• United States
19 Nov 06
NO I haven't and I hope I never have to go through with it.
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• United States
19 Nov 06
Thanks for the response.
@emoducky (358)
• United States
19 Nov 06
I was tested for cancer once. never had it.
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• United States
19 Nov 06
Thanks for the response. I hope you never have cancer.
• United States
19 Nov 06
I have never been diagnosed, but I do have family members who have. I just keep my fingers crossed that I am never diagnosed with any type..
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• United States
19 Nov 06
Thanks for the response. I hope you never are diagnosed with cancer. That is one nightmare I don't wish on anyone.
• United States
19 Nov 06
Best wishes to you to get well quickly. Yes it does in mine as well, pancreatic and colon. Medicine has made amazing progress in cancer treatment so stay strong in your hope. Take care
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@tusharb (3160)
• India
19 Nov 06
nope....
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