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    Oh No (Lost Hair): This was probably the hardest part of cancer for me...it's when physically people could tell.

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    Celebration (Finished treatment): After 4 months of treatment (once every two weeks) and 1 month of radiation, my treatment was complete. I've been cancer free ever since, now being 10 years!

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    Radiation (External radiation ): Everyday for 1 month I had radiation. I'm still rocking my tattoos.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I was 19 and spent my treatment window in denial. I emotionally shut down and just charged forward. I didn't want anyone close to me to feel bad so I acted like I was okay, even when I was scared or sad.

    I wish at the time I had been more aware of healthy ways to process my feelings because it's now 10 years later and I'm just processing them.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Implant chemotherapy port): I just remember it being sore

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): I was 19 and my bags were packed for my sophomore year of college when cancer entered my life. I was diagnosed with Melanoma skin cancer and Hodgkin's disease (completely separate from one another). I ended up tacking the semester off and started chemo and radiation for the Hodgkin's. Luckily the doctor was able to remove the Melanoma.