• Another Poll for long term survivors: How long since you were diagnosed the first time?

    Asked by GregP_WN on Monday, February 23, 2015

    Another Poll for long term survivors: How long since you were diagnosed the first time?

    I thought I would ask this again since we add several hundred new people each week to the site. For me it's now 27 years, so let's hear from everyone!

    58 Answers from the Community

    58 answers
    • rwhdesmoines' Avatar
      rwhdesmoines

      Thirteen years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

      about 3 years ago
    • glam's Avatar
      glam

      two years and a half since I was diagnosed colon cancer stage IV B with mets to liver and lung

      about 3 years ago
    • TXHills' Avatar
      TXHills

      January 27th was four years out from my surgery, which was diagnosed two weeks before that.

      about 3 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      February 2012 stage IIIB Lung cancer Andeno..EGFR in primary and SMARCA4 in Lymph node.

      about 3 years ago
    • Beeps' Avatar
      Beeps

      Yesterday was the 3 yr. anniversary of my DX... But the doc.s say I've had this for about 14 yrs

      about 3 years ago
    • Terri's Avatar
      Terri

      Almost 6 years now!! amazing given my diagnosis. I have Stage IV melanoma, and it is a bad cancer to have. Thanks to research, we sufferers have some hope now.

      about 3 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I am not that long-term, but longer than doctors expected! I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in October 2012. I praise God for every single day!

      about 3 years ago
    • kahla's Avatar
      kahla

      3 yrs. NHL stage IV

      about 3 years ago
    • IronMom45's Avatar
      IronMom45

      Congratulations all! Love reading these!

      about 3 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      May 5 will be 16 years since my breast cancer diagnosis.

      about 3 years ago
    • carrie2409's Avatar
      carrie2409

      Hi I was dx with Carcinoid cancer in 2001 (going to be 14 yrs) I still have this rare slow growing cancer. The in March it'll be 1 yr since my uterine cancer dx.

      about 3 years ago
    • Exidor's Avatar
      Exidor

      This April 2015 will be 6 years with Colorectal cancer. Thank God for all of those 6 years and still going!

      about 3 years ago
    • Lillyzz's Avatar
      Lillyzz

      Thank you everyone for giving me hope!

      about 3 years ago
    • cjs7159's Avatar
      cjs7159

      I was diagnosed with CLL in July 1997. This July will be 18 years!

      about 3 years ago
    • Erik1059's Avatar
      Erik1059

      I was diagnosed 28 years ago, Stage IV Hodgkins.

      about 3 years ago
    • jackieg's Avatar
      jackieg

      17 years to the date of original diagnosis of ovarian cancer

      about 3 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      On March 19 It will be 5 years since diagnosis of Stage IV esophageal cancer. Odds at that time were 12% (lower for women)

      about 3 years ago
    • Dianem's Avatar
      Dianem

      Just over 2years and grateful for each day. Keep strong and God bless!

      about 3 years ago
    • Pambsky's Avatar
      Pambsky

      11 years and not a day goes by that I'm not aware and grateful.

      about 3 years ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar
      HeidiJo

      5 years! Woo-Hoo!

      about 3 years ago
    • Nonnie917's Avatar
      Nonnie917

      I was DX'd June 4, 2012, stage 0 with hyperplasia. Very small amount of cancer in the duct. Had a BL mastectomy on June 28, 2012. Had negative lobes in the left breast. So this June it will be 3 years for me.

      about 3 years ago
    • Douglas' Avatar
      Douglas

      I was diagnosed in October of 2000 with Multiple Myeloma. Praise God, still going strong!

      about 3 years ago
    • EGNOT828's Avatar
      EGNOT828

      2 years from stage 2 Breast Cancer.

      about 3 years ago
    • briteside's Avatar
      briteside

      I am 7 months (exactly!) from my Stage 2, Grade 2 Breast Cancer diagnosis...

      about 3 years ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      I am at 2 years four months since being diagnosed with breast cancer.

      about 3 years ago
    • GolfGirl's Avatar
      GolfGirl

      2 years, 3 months - stage IVb Rectal Cancer. Mets have been stable for one year! Thanks for sharing everyone - very inspiring!!!!

      about 3 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Thanks to everyone for your answers, please keep them coming! This is a thread of hope for everyone still fighting.

      about 3 years ago
    • DrTammamClinic's Avatar
      DrTammamClinic

      5 years "since Jan. 2010"

      about 3 years ago
    • Kudzu's Avatar
      Kudzu

      30 years ago (December 1984) I was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma. After my original diagnosis it came back in Decemer 1985 and December 1986. I was given 3 months to live when they found the third tumor in January 1987. I have been in remission for almost 28 years. To God be the Glory!

      about 3 years ago
    • Spyder's Avatar
      Spyder

      15 yrs. - December 23, 1999 diagnosed with Laryngeal cancer.
      7 yrs. - October 20, 2007 diagnosed with stage lll Colorectal cancer.

      about 3 years ago
    • kelley_gleason's Avatar
      kelley_gleason

      7 years stage 4 PNET

      about 3 years ago
    • Hussy's Avatar
      Hussy

      16 months out from my husband's dx of pan can and still going strong. Yesterday's CT showed tumor is stable -- no growth, no mets. We'll take it!

      about 3 years ago
    • KateCanHelp's Avatar
      KateCanHelp

      Just hit 5 year mark on 2/22. Breast cancer

      about 3 years ago
    • Pambsky's Avatar
      Pambsky

      Here's to all of us. May we all remain with NED for the rest of our lives!

      about 3 years ago
    • grandmaof2's Avatar
      grandmaof2

      2 years and 5 mos. out from my DX of Stage 1 breast cancer

      about 3 years ago
    • PinkPickle's Avatar
      PinkPickle

      Diagnosed er/pr- her2++ , stage 2February 12, 2010....Happy & Cancer FREE for 5 years!!

      about 3 years ago
    • Coripapp's Avatar
      Coripapp

      Diagnosed IDC Stage IV in April 2013.

      about 3 years ago
    • lebel's Avatar
      lebel

      December 2012 diagnosed with colon cancer..in remission currently..may 2014 diagnosed with sebasious carcinoma..i am a warrior....never give up...stay strong

      about 3 years ago
    • lroz57's Avatar
      lroz57

      11 years ago on 12/18/2003 I was diagnosed with Stage 3B cervical cancer.

      about 3 years ago
    • curly57's Avatar
      curly57

      Diagnosed stage 3C endometrial cancer in 2013.

      about 3 years ago
    • lttltoot's Avatar
      lttltoot

      Diagnosed October 2013 with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma stage 3B. I been cancer free for 13 months. Praise God!

      about 3 years ago
    • derbygirl's Avatar
      derbygirl

      March 4, 2015 I will be 7 years ovarian cancer free!

      about 3 years ago
    • Peggysue's Avatar
      Peggysue

      Lung cancer stage 1B April 8th, 2014

      about 3 years ago
    • FemaleinMotion's Avatar
      FemaleinMotion

      I was diagnosed with melanoma in 1987, at the birth of my second daughter. I was also diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago. I am a survivor!

      about 3 years ago
    • canadvocate's Avatar
      canadvocate

      First diagnosed in 1986 with Leiomyosarcoma. Diagnosed in 2001 with endometrial stromal sarcoma!

      about 3 years ago
    • Cindy's Avatar
      Cindy

      I was diagnosed with stage 2 ovarian cancer 4 years ago .

      about 3 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Almost forgot Feb 13 I am a 2 year Uterine cancer survivor.

      about 3 years ago
    • LauraJo's Avatar
      LauraJo

      4 1/2 years since diagnosis of stage llla rectal cancer, and 3 1/2 years NED :)

      about 3 years ago
    • BILLY22's Avatar
      BILLY22

      Diagnoised just be4 Thanksgiving 2002, 66 yr old, T3N1M0
      There is life after EC.
      A Survivor

      about 3 years ago
    • greytmomm's Avatar
      greytmomm

      39 year survivor of Hodgkins Lymphoma. Feeling blessed. The treatment keeps on giving though! Side effects forever.

      about 3 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      It has been 13 years since I was diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma and 26 years since I first asked for the growth which was eventually diagnosed as squamous cell to be removed. I was refused in my request for 13 years too.

      about 3 years ago
    • Laurasalzy's Avatar
      Laurasalzy

      Diagnosed with stage IV Non-Hodgkins T Cell lymphoma (Hepatosplenic) in July 2010. In remission since end of 2011! Three year survivor and going strong thanks to God. Side effects forever too.

      about 3 years ago
    • Rolltidelynne's Avatar
      Rolltidelynne

      I have multiple myeloma diagnosed 3 yrs ago April. Been in remission two years:)

      about 3 years ago
    • keahemalie's Avatar
      keahemalie

      Dx metastatic cutaneous squamous cell cancer 12/24/2012.

      about 3 years ago
    • Rolltidelynne's Avatar
      Rolltidelynne

      Hearmeroar I LOVE your name!!!

      about 3 years ago
    • junebugg1961's Avatar
      junebugg1961

      11 years ago on my birthday.

      almost 2 years ago
    • Erik1059's Avatar
      Erik1059

      30 years, stage IV Hodgkin disease

      almost 2 years ago
    • LauraJo's Avatar
      LauraJo

      Almost 6 years since I was diagnosed with Stage 3 rectal cancer. In fact, I just got the final all clear from my oncologist yesterday, and am now picking out my "after cancer" tattoo! NEVER give up hope!!

      almost 2 years ago

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