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Most people have been affected by cancer in one way or another. Whether it’s through a family or friend, or even a personal battle. Share your story here and let others know they’re not alone in the climb against cancer.

If you worry you die, if you don’t worry you’ll still die. So why worry?

By Unknown

If you worry you die if you do not worry you will still die, so why worry? Told me many years ago by a good friend called Paddy Lambe My name is Steve 'Brick' I have been a climber, walker, and skier since 1968. I was a member of a local climbing club in Blackpool…

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Tree Of Life

By Takako Iwabuchi

It was autumn of 2007, when I was informed that I had breast cancer. Although it was low-grade, I agreed with my doctor’s advice to totally remove my right breast because of the diagnosis that showed spreading calcification along with cancer. After the surgery, my right arm could hardly move upward and it made it…

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A right pain in the backside…

By Unknown

Fontainebleau, Sept '11. Felt knackered. First day 7a, second day, 6c+, end of the week not even 6a. Had to stay at a campsite because I really needed the loo. Back in Blighty, took a massive whipper at Ravensdale and took the brunt with my backside. From then on I had a bad back that…

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An inspiration to all

By Unknown

Many years ago, I had the pleasure of working for the city of Kennesaw, GA (USA).  A personal mentor of mine, Bill Thrash, was someone who guided me through every step of the way.  He was an active man in the city as a councilman and mentor to youth all over the city.  He facilitated…

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Starting Again

By Unknown

One year ago a simple umbilical hernia saved my life. During a routine surgery to repair it, a strange mucous was found that turned out to be cancerous. After an appendectomy and visits to several oncologists, I was diagnosed with Appendix Cancer or more specifically Mucinous Adenocarcinoma of the Appendix. Basically this is a mucous…

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Shaving my head in 5 days

By Unknown

I've been wanting to shave my head in aid of Cancer Research UK since I was about 15 years old (I'm now 21) after the shock of finding out that my boyfriend at the time had lost his mother to cancer. After meeting too much counter argument for my under-developed conviction to fight against, I…

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