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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.

Ovarian Cancer Runner

By Unknown

In August 2012 I celebrated my 50th birthday climbing around the Stripsenjoch Hutte in the Wilde Kaiser in Austria – I felt great apart from symptoms that I associated with ageing and IBS (persistent pain in the abdomen, feeling that my guts were bursting out of my tummy, weeing more often, diarrhea.. ) A few…

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You chose your cancer well

By Pete

You chose your cancer well.... They were the words of my surgeon, and he was right, not that I chose cancer at all, but testicular cancer would be the one to have. My right nad may disagree were it still here. I owe a lot to my cancer though, which may sound a little strange…

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Rebirth

By Unknown

I did some rock climbing in my early twenties, mostly bouldering, although there was some roped climbs. In my mid to late twenties, I focused more on cycling, and not so much on climbing. Just after my 30th birthday I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. It was located in my salivary gland,…

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Always Fighting for Others

By Unknown

Back in April of 2012, my mom was diagnosed with ampullary carcinoma. Since then, she has gone through chemo and radiation treatments, but she was too weak to finish the treatments so they stopped. They have considered every option, but they cannot go forward with anything because she also has liver cirrhosis. They say that…

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Inspirational Mother

By Peter Pearson

When I found out my mother had cancer that was the beginning of my new hobby climbing! I decided to show her that if I could climb mountains with a bad back then she could also climb her own mountain fighting cancer. Although sadly she has now died her illness and bravery inspired me to…

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A lost uncle

By Unknown

My uncle recently lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was diagnosed with stage 4 in December, and passed away on February 1. I am an avid climber, and he was always quite the outdoorsman. I once told him that I would take him climbing, but we never got the opportunity. He would spend days,…

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La guadaña

By Ramón

Hola a todos. En enero de 2012,empezé a notar molestias en un testiculo,despues de autoexploración pasé a urologo,me hicieron pruebas y analisis me diagnosticarón un tumor,la guadaña se poso sobre mi,seguí escalando a modo de desahogo sin grandes pretensiones,estuve esperando la operación 2 meses,por fin en julio me la hicierón y extirparón completamente el testiculo,ahora…

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My Father

By Elf

My father overcame Cancer twice, but about 6 months after the latest I started to realise how it not only chanced and affected his own life but also mine. I see a slight fear in eye's when I'm talking to him, he sees my worries. We don't have BIG conversations about it, but we know...!!!!…

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Just Another Mountain

By Phil Howes

After having trouble swallowing I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer before christmas 2012. I am presently about to start my second cycle of chemo and my hair is starting to go.. However.. I see this all as just another mountain to climb and I think that, just as in climbing, I will take each obstacle…

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My story

By Pat

Thursday January 24, 2013 The Beginning In 2006, I first started getting a pain in my groin area when I lay down, I thought I was just doing to much sport, hockey, football, running and had just started climbing. I went to my family doctor. After a routine examination, she said she was not sure,…

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A year in the life

By John Ellison

Sunday October 28, 2012 Hello everyone, Hope your are all ok and life is treating you as well as is possible. Usually to celebrate anniversary’s we crack open the champagne or dine at candle lit tables but this is a strange date and one were I am not sure how to respond. In one way…

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Why Me?

By John Ellison

Saturday March 24, 2012 Hello again everyone, Hope you are all ok and life is treating you well. The sun is shining on this beautiful Saturday morning and although we all share our current dilemma I must admit I am feeling extremely happy. August the 17th is a memorable date in my calendar as it…

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