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    Do you know the signs of kidney cancer? Here is a good piece from Cancer Living Today

    http://cancerliving.today/cancer-symptoms/8-warning-signs-of-kidney-cancer/

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    Were any of you diagnosed on a Holiday of any kind? I received the news on the 4th of July a couple years ago. Since then I hate this Holida

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      BoiseB

      I started treatment on my Birthday in 2010, I had stopped celebrating birthdays some years before that. Now I really celebrate my birthday.

      over 1 year ago
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      mickeral

      Friday before Thanksgiving 1997 we got my diagnosis in a crowded emergency waiting room.. the next week was a blur of tests Monday through Wednesday, with the doctors really concerned about the seriousness of my condition, they were hopeful, but also let us know that a grim journey may lie ahead... after the last test on Wednesday, my surgeon sent me home, encouraging me to enjoy the Thanksgiving day and that he would see me early on Friday Morning for surgery...
      Huge tumor, long operation, and went home after six days... still my doctor was frank about the possibility of things that could be in store...

      Today, I still have active disease that we monitor and treat as necessary; far outlived the hoped for outcomes... Thanksgiving 2015 will begin my 19th year of survivorship... while I still joke about my doctors carving up this turkey the day after Thanksgiving, the holiday is really a time of deep celebration and Thanksgivng for me

      over 1 year ago
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      goyler

      I was given the news on my Birthday, not the day before or after but ON MY BIRTHDAY. Kinda a Holiday. Then next year on my Birthday month, I was diagnosed with stage IV. April sucks. But then two years later in April, I received the news that it was in remission. Okay, I like April again. But really, on my Birthday?

      over 1 year ago
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    I've been through a lot over the last 3 years, I didn't think I would be able to make it at times, but now, I am proud that I made it and that I am here to help others. What do you see or think of yourself if you have made it through?

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    I try hard each day to look for the positive. Sometimes it's very hard, what do you do when you can't seem to find anything positive?

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      andreacha

      I'm sure that you, like me, have come a long way since the beginning of this journey. I have days also that it's hard to get motivated and start feeling sorry for myself. That's when I force myslf to regress in my mind. Think of those days in which you were afraid or may have struggled and made it through those days. When I do that I realize that I have far more to be positive about than I initially realized. Hope this helps.

      almost 2 years ago
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