• ~Looking for two things, what year were you diagnosed first and how old were you at diagnosis?~

    Asked by GregP_WN on Saturday, September 13, 2014

    ~Looking for two things, what year were you diagnosed first and how old were you at diagnosis?~

    144 Answers from the Community

    144 answers
    • AmyJo's Avatar
      AmyJo

      I was 49 yrs old and diagnosed in 2010

      about 5 years ago
    • Keith59's Avatar
      Keith59

      2014---54

      about 5 years ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      2012 and 52 at the time. Will be celebrating two years as a Breast Cancer Survivor in October!

      about 5 years ago
    • amontoya's Avatar
      amontoya

      Chase 2013 - 27

      about 5 years ago
    • ld_105's Avatar
      ld_105

      58, 2013, almost two years. First mammogram in November official Dx in January. Somehow you just know it's not good when the radiologist makes you wait after the film's are developed and then calls you into the room to show you the film. Then hands you a card and says make sure you call tomorrow.

      about 5 years ago
    • alimccalli's Avatar
      alimccalli

      I was 42 in 2011.

      about 5 years ago
    • MMarie's Avatar
      MMarie

      2012 at age 51

      about 5 years ago
    • IKickedIt's Avatar
      IKickedIt

      Was diagnosed Stage 3 just two weeks before my 46th birthday in 2011 (needless to say, my worst birthday ever!)

      about 5 years ago
    • Joeyb's Avatar
      Joeyb

      The year was 2012 and I was 44 years old.

      about 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      September of 2013 and 68 years young.

      about 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Man oh Man I feel OLD...here.....lol

      about 5 years ago
    • KLC's Avatar
      KLC

      Barry you always crack me up ! ! : > )

      Greg - I was diagnosed in Nov. of 2013 . . . a few weeks after my 50th. . . Happy Freakin B-Day ! : o

      about 5 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      1999 and I was 51. Barryboomer, you are not alone in feeling old!

      about 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      OLDER not OLD....
      Just been here longer.....lol
      Age doesn't matter as ALL who are HERE today are the same age...TODAY....that's all we're promised. I look at the Obituary Columns NOW and am amazed at HOW many people there are younger than ME...
      I have this recurring nightmare that one day I'll look in there and I'll see MY Picture.
      My wife and I bought a Pre Cemetery Deal with Cremation. She is 5 years older than me.
      I am NOT having a Service OR Pic and Story in the News Papers.....
      When I'm done I'm DONE.......Making room for One More on the Planet and Moving upstairs.
      Just hoping I can write songs in Heaven with the Angels.
      Does anybody ever feel a Guardian Angel around them?
      B

      about 5 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Barryboomer, you are so right about us not being old (yet)!

      about 5 years ago
    • kalindria's Avatar
      kalindria

      Diagnosed in 2013 at age 58.

      about 5 years ago
    • kalindria's Avatar
      kalindria

      Barry - you're not old, just experienced.

      about 5 years ago
    • lilymadeline's Avatar
      lilymadeline

      2010

      about 5 years ago
    • Danfan714's Avatar
      Danfan714

      2012 - 56

      about 5 years ago
    • PhyllisA's Avatar
      PhyllisA

      2014 and 57 yrs old

      about 5 years ago
    • BabsWon's Avatar
      BabsWon

      2011 a few days before my 65th birthday (bummer).

      about 5 years ago
    • Noureen's Avatar
      Noureen

      2013-34

      about 5 years ago
    • lilymadeline's Avatar
      lilymadeline

      Oh forgot the age thing- 29+ and I am not admitting how many +’s that there should be after 29! ;-)
      OK I’m in my 50s now....UGH!

      about 5 years ago
    • Ejourneys' Avatar
      Ejourneys

      2014-55
      If all goes well I will finish with chemo two days before I turn 56. Best present ever. :-)

      about 5 years ago
    • GENMAR47's Avatar
      GENMAR47

      2012- PC, 64; 2013 RCC- 65

      about 5 years ago
    • PaulC's Avatar
      PaulC

      Christmas 2011 @ 70

      about 5 years ago
    • bsktlady's Avatar
      bsktlady

      2010 I was 56 when diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and 2012 I was 58 when diagnosed with lung cancer.

      about 5 years ago
    • Katndnvr's Avatar
      Katndnvr

      2014 - 55

      about 5 years ago
    • Estherj's Avatar
      Estherj

      Two days before Christmas 2008 the second time May 2013 When it came back in my lungs. I am now 69 and do not feel old most of the time.

      about 5 years ago
    • tkantor's Avatar
      tkantor

      2007 / 46yo

      about 5 years ago
    • Myturn's Avatar
      Myturn

      12/12/12 - Turned 53 the day before. Looking good now!

      about 5 years ago
    • zcaveman's Avatar
      zcaveman

      2012 and 68.

      about 5 years ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      It was 2013, and I was 59

      about 5 years ago
    • survivor215's Avatar
      survivor215

      2009 - 62 years old.

      about 5 years ago
    • laradactyl's Avatar
      laradactyl

      I was 64 years old, in the year 2013. Aproaching one year cancer free this November.

      about 5 years ago
    • Janetspringer's Avatar
      Janetspringer

      I was 50 and diagnosed in 2013

      about 5 years ago
    • jeffhoyland's Avatar
      jeffhoyland

      2010 - 49 and 2014 - 52

      about 5 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      I was 70, and it was Nov. 16, 2012--- It should have been diagnosed 20 years earlier, but they kept saying it was nothing, too small, I'll never forget the day, because it was my son's 50th birthday,

      about 5 years ago
    • Kebohs' Avatar
      Kebohs

      2014 on month shy of my 63rd birthday. I had surgery on my Birthday.

      about 5 years ago
    • Hopeful130's Avatar
      Hopeful130

      I was 28 in 2011 and 5 months pregnant. My baby saved my life!

      about 5 years ago
    • GolfGirl's Avatar
      GolfGirl

      46 - diagnosed 2012

      about 5 years ago
    • Beeps' Avatar
      Beeps

      Feb '12 - 57 yrs old

      about 5 years ago
    • Beeps' Avatar
      Beeps

      Feb '12 - 57 yrs old

      about 5 years ago
    • mmnorris' Avatar
      mmnorris

      2012, 40

      about 5 years ago
    • sandylnelson's Avatar
      sandylnelson

      I was diagnosed in 1999 w ovarian cancer....I was 53 years old

      about 5 years ago
    • Chele407's Avatar
      Chele407

      2010, Endometrial (uterine) cancer, 51

      about 5 years ago
    • Debbie's Avatar
      Debbie

      July 20, 2012 at age 56

      about 5 years ago
    • Adi's Avatar
      Adi

      2014 age 39 with ovarian cancer

      about 5 years ago
    • Richardc's Avatar
      Richardc

      Jan 2009, what a way to start the year. Age 54.

      about 5 years ago
    • Journey's Avatar
      Journey

      I was diagnosed Stage 4, Lung Cancer, in June of 2010, age 65; surgery was a few days after my 66th birthday in September. I feel very lucky that I am retired and on a Medicare based insurance.

      about 5 years ago
    • JoyceD50's Avatar
      JoyceD50

      First cancer DCIS diagnosed in July 2005 at 51 yrs old.
      Second cancer, Invasive Lobular Carcinoma diagnosed in July 2014 at 60 yrs old. Looks like July is not a good month for me ! ! LOL

      about 5 years ago
    • AllyPulliam's Avatar
      AllyPulliam

      I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's in November 2001 at the age of 22 just a few days after my daughter turned one. Thyroid was about this time in 2010 and I was 31.

      about 5 years ago
    • schweetieangel's Avatar
      schweetieangel

      Jan 2014 and 48

      about 5 years ago
    • BigE54's Avatar
      BigE54

      2013 - 59

      about 5 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar
      Lirasgirl33

      I was diagnosed Jan 2012. I was 33 years old.

      about 5 years ago
    • WISmom's Avatar
      WISmom

      I was 49, one month before my 50th BDay when diagnosed. I had been thinking of how I would celebrate " the big 5-0." Not so much after my diagnosis. That was last year, 2013. I did have a nice, quiet, but happy birthday this year!

      about 5 years ago
    • jeff1234's Avatar
      jeff1234

      Dec. 2013, 58

      about 5 years ago
    • dtscrapper's Avatar
      dtscrapper

      2009 - 52

      about 5 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Aug 2012 -- 47 years old

      about 5 years ago
    • Hussy's Avatar
      Hussy

      My husband: 52 and October 2013.

      about 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      I'm STILL on of the Oldest...amazing that cancer strikes more young people than older ones.
      WOW...

      about 5 years ago
    • Judt1940's Avatar
      Judt1940

      Got you, Barry. Diagnosed August/2013 @ 73. Finally I won something.

      about 5 years ago
    • grandmaof2's Avatar
      grandmaof2

      I was diagnosed in September 2012 at the age of 66.

      about 5 years ago
    • Judt1940's Avatar
      Judt1940

      More young people on the "net"

      about 5 years ago
    • Ejourneys' Avatar
      Ejourneys

      Barry, you may find this article of interest (Judt1940 also has a point):
      http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/12/living-sick-and-dying-young-in-rich-america/282495/

      From the article:
      "But it’s not just that Americans are getting sicker—it’s that young Americans are getting sicker. A 2013 report by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine (NAC/IOM) echoes the shock of that fact. 'The panel was struck by the gravity of its findings,' it reads. 'For many years, Americans have been dying at younger ages than people in almost all other high income countries.'"

      about 5 years ago
    • Judt1940's Avatar
      Judt1940

      Was a shock to me the young on this site. So many with responsibilies, prime of life. My cancer, so typical of my age, accepting was not that hard for me. Heart breaks when I see how hard it is for so many. My children are grown, my husband deceased. No one depending on me just not ready to depend on others.

      about 5 years ago
    • still_fighting's Avatar
      still_fighting

      2006 -48 years old

      about 5 years ago
    • jenleahlynn's Avatar
      jenleahlynn

      2005-i was 32, i was having issues with my breathing for about a year before this.

      about 5 years ago
    • jenleahlynn's Avatar
      jenleahlynn

      i wonder if we are really developing cancer younger, or are we are being diagnosed younger because of improved technology?

      about 5 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      GregP-Win-- you have my curiosity going. Is this an experiment to see how many people will answer s question before asking "WHY?" "What's up, doc?" Are you collecting data-stats?

      Please, before I die from curiosity--Tell me why you asked these 2 questions? why are you looking?

      about 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Young Americans are getting sick earlier because of all the Poison disguised as Food they are eating. Why would anybody eat anything called Junk...We must be the dumbest creatures on the Planet....

      about 5 years ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      2010 - had just turned 50 (twenty days prior)

      almost 5 years ago
    • dragon2fly's Avatar
      dragon2fly

      1st time - 1989 - 37 yo,; 2nd time, - 2014 - 61 yo

      almost 5 years ago
    • NancyRPh's Avatar
      NancyRPh

      2014 at age 63. Problem was it was inside the breast behind the nipple. Already had had triple negative breast cancer in same breast. This developed less than a year after radiation was done. I am not getting chemo or anything to treat it. Odd?? Did most others get chemo?

      almost 5 years ago
    • msm724's Avatar
      msm724

      I was diagnosed in 2011 and I was 61.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Judytjab's Avatar
      Judytjab

      April 2014 - age 68

      almost 5 years ago
    • Itgirl2014's Avatar
      Itgirl2014

      April 2014, age 33, stage lll ovarian cancer

      almost 5 years ago
    • kenw's Avatar
      kenw

      April 2, 2012. 67. Retired from USN 6/84, from Honeywell 5/95 and Delta Air Lines 8/08. Retirement WAS looking great; it looks OK now. One's life is interesting, huh.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Wega's Avatar
      Wega

      Diagnosed in 2013, i was 27.

      almost 5 years ago
    • suz55's Avatar
      suz55

      2012, age 57.

      almost 5 years ago
    • mofields' Avatar
      mofields

      January 2014, IDC, 54 years- surgery in February, Radiation in April/May - this year has sucked the big one. Thankfully it will be over in a few months. Here's to a much better 2015!

      almost 5 years ago
    • Marlene8's Avatar
      Marlene8

      Dec 2013, 44 years old

      almost 5 years ago
    • MaryTD777's Avatar
      MaryTD777

      I am wondering why too. Also, is this only for Invasive, ""Squamous Cell Carcinoma Questions"" patients?
      If not, Melanoma Nov 2003 at 39 and Lung March 2011 at 47

      almost 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      The real scary and eye opening thing that I see here is MOST of us are fairly recent....I guess the others didn't make it......Or maybe after awhile they just get on with their lives.......

      almost 5 years ago
    • MaryTD777's Avatar
      MaryTD777

      I don't come here often... usually only after getting an email that mentions a question I am interested in answering. Then I get here and find the question is a week old and no one comes back to it after a week or so. Maybe I should see how out of date my page is while I am here LOL!

      almost 5 years ago
    • Oldnightnurse's Avatar
      Oldnightnurse

      Diagnosed with Stage III laryngeal cancer on 11/6/13, at age 54.

      almost 5 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Diagnosed 10/2012. Had just turned 59 a month earlier.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Sunneegal's Avatar
      Sunneegal

      I thought I answered the question but not sure where it went....diagnosed in April 2014, small cell lung cancer, just turned 74. Am also surprised at how young so many of the responders are.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Lillyzz's Avatar
      Lillyzz

      2014-- 57 yrs young

      almost 5 years ago
    • MoveIt2012's Avatar
      MoveIt2012

      [email redacted]

      almost 5 years ago
    • MargeGh's Avatar
      MargeGh

      2014 - 38

      almost 5 years ago
    • GillianJ's Avatar
      GillianJ

      2014, 29 years old, colon cancer

      almost 5 years ago
    • GolfGirl's Avatar
      GolfGirl

      2012---46

      almost 5 years ago
    • Tank's Avatar
      Tank

      2014-43 just turned and diagnosed on my birthday while in the hospital,

      almost 5 years ago
    • jem1332's Avatar
      jem1332

      In 2012, Mar - yearly mammo; Apr - magnifications, ultrasound, MRI; May 1st bio on Left then surgery (stage 1 no nodes) then another bio on Right (ok) and on my 65th birthday started radiation on Left which went well. I'm on an AI for another 3 years. I had a scare in July (my birthday) with my heart (possible side effect of radiation) that wasn't I'm having fun doing new things and seeing friends and family. But it's hard to feel that I'm getting on with my life.

      almost 5 years ago
    • greytmomm's Avatar
      greytmomm

      I was 20 years old. The anniversary is coming up, 11/13/1975

      almost 5 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar
      Clyde

      July 2012. 57 years old.

      almost 5 years ago
    • BELLA2013's Avatar
      BELLA2013

      2012... and 46

      almost 5 years ago
    • allsmilesjen's Avatar
      allsmilesjen

      2014...... 31

      almost 5 years ago
    • deb40_98's Avatar
      deb40_98

      52 in 2010 and 55 in 2013

      almost 5 years ago
    • greytmomm's Avatar
      greytmomm

      I know I am late to this question but I was diagnosed in 1975 with Hodgkins and I just turned 20. @ the old, older, more experienced comments Old school works!

      almost 5 years ago
    • greytmomm's Avatar
      greytmomm

      so I answered twice ya know cancer brain! LOL :)

      almost 5 years ago
    • aarongutier's Avatar
      aarongutier

      May 2013 ..I was 39.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Angieslp's Avatar
      Angieslp

      June 2014 age 42

      over 4 years ago
    • Chewst's Avatar
      Chewst

      January 2014, 38

      over 4 years ago
    • Cole's Avatar
      Cole

      September 2013 - 33 yrs old

      over 4 years ago
    • keahemalie's Avatar
      keahemalie

      July 2012, 57 yrs

      over 4 years ago
    • Crimson's Avatar
      Crimson

      May 2014, 65 yrs old. Finished chemo, radiation & started Arimidex.

      over 4 years ago
    • BevBW's Avatar
      BevBW

      Diagnosed in June 2014 at the age of 57

      over 4 years ago
    • Shawnta's Avatar
      Shawnta

      2014- age 37

      over 4 years ago
    • liza-lamora's Avatar
      liza-lamora

      2011 - One day before my 50th birthday!

      over 4 years ago
    • Lorahlie's Avatar
      Lorahlie

      2014 and I was 48

      about 4 years ago
    • Journey's Avatar
      Journey

      I was 65 when diagnosed in 2010.

      about 4 years ago
    • KatsGonnaWin's Avatar
      KatsGonnaWin

      I was Diagnosed with Stage IV Ovarian Cancer in August 2016. 1 month to the day of turning 45

      almost 3 years ago
    • CASSIEME1's Avatar
      CASSIEME1

      2012
      51

      almost 3 years ago
    • Kebohs' Avatar
      Kebohs

      2013 / 63yo

      almost 3 years ago
    • BELLA2013's Avatar
      BELLA2013

      2011 and 46

      almost 3 years ago
    • Boris12's Avatar
      Boris12

      2015 and 68 Stage 4 PCa

      almost 3 years ago
    • raysmith45's Avatar
      raysmith45

      2015 at age 69

      almost 3 years ago
    • cheryncp's Avatar
      cheryncp

      I was dignored in 2015 and was 63 years old.

      over 2 years ago
    • Dick_K's Avatar
      Dick_K

      1998, Melanoma stage Ib, 53 years old
      2007, Myoepithelial carcinoma in parotid gland, 60 years old
      2009, Melanoma stage IV, 62 years old
      2010, Squamous-cell carcinoma, 64 years old
      2011, Prostate cancer, 64 years old
      2014, Melanoma stage Ia, 67 years old

      over 2 years ago
    • Boris12's Avatar
      Boris12

      2015 68 years old

      over 2 years ago
    • DeniseD's Avatar
      DeniseD

      Diagnosed in 2010 at age 58.

      over 2 years ago
    • still_fighting's Avatar
      still_fighting

      2006 - I was 48

      over 2 years ago
    • Ilenealizah's Avatar
      Ilenealizah

      Diagnosed at stage 4 lobular breast cancer with bone mets. It was March 26, 2015 at 3:30 am at age 49.

      over 2 years ago
    • Conniew's Avatar
      Conniew

      September 12, 2016...52

      over 2 years ago
    • sarasmash's Avatar
      sarasmash

      2015 and I was 24 years old.

      over 2 years ago
    • shadow's Avatar
      shadow

      2015 and I was 68 years old.

      almost 2 years ago
    • cheryncp's Avatar
      cheryncp

      2015 age 62

      almost 2 years ago
    • happydyad's Avatar
      happydyad

      August 13, 2014.....55 years old.......had just graduated the last of my 7 children from high school. I thank God for that!

      over 1 year ago
    • mandybruin's Avatar
      mandybruin

      I was first diagnosed in 2013 and I was 35.

      11 months ago
    • Conniew's Avatar
      Conniew

      2016... 52

      11 months ago
    • cards7up's Avatar
      cards7up

      2010 - 56

      11 months ago
    • jillybean56's Avatar
      jillybean56

      Jan 13 2018 @ 61 yo. But I had been walking around with it for about 4 years prior, did not have insurance at that time. Stage IV MBC

      11 months ago
    • Lauraandmary's Avatar
      Lauraandmary

      2013-72

      11 months ago
    • MarciaMusial's Avatar
      MarciaMusial

      It was July 24th, 2012 and I had just turned 54 the previous month. I'm now 60 and have been NED from Stage 3 (left) Tonsil Ca with met to one lymph node.

      4 months ago
    • shadow's Avatar
      shadow

      I was diagnosed on December 27,2012 at the age of 66 with a Gleason score of 7.

      4 months ago
    • Teachertina's Avatar
      Teachertina

      It was 2006. I was 52. Renal Cell Carcinoma. Surgery to remove kidney.

      4 months ago
    • BudBandit's Avatar
      BudBandit

      it was 2018 1st week of nov. stage 4b lung cancer.i am 57

      4 months ago
    • Terri's Avatar
      Terri

      I was 49 in 2009

      4 months ago
    • Gemlady's Avatar
      Gemlady

      Stage III, N 1-2, squamous cell Anal cancer 2009

      4 months ago
    • subie's Avatar
      subie

      The year was 2008. I was 52 and it was stage 111b anal cancer which metastasized to left lymph node.

      4 months ago
    • alivenwell's Avatar
      alivenwell

      2012 and 56 years old

      3 months ago
    • ariez's Avatar
      ariez

      2013, 74yo

      5 days ago

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