This past month, I have been dealing with servere issues. I have been dizzy with headaches and passing out, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, confusion, losing feelings in my legs, just feeling like I am constantly car sick. I was sent for a CT scan and was told I have masses in my brain, and I am going for an MRI this upcoming week, and I can honestly say I’m petrified. Having a brain tumor is scary within itself, having a cancerous brain tumor is a totally different ball game. I am a high school senior with a bright future ahead of me, I can just see it. What will I do if it is cancerous? How will I be able to finish school with my graduating class? How will I get to college on time?
How will I? How will I? How will I?
I just don’t know what to think. I don’t know what to do. And I definitely don’t know where to go for support.
I was also a councellor at a camp for children with Leukemia in Northern Ontario and I know from my own experience that it is sometimes easieer to speak to someone who has been through what your about to go through and knows ways to help other understand and I can also help parents as this can all be a whole new turn in your life…Hope to talk to you soon…
Derek Millington, 3000 Stautw RD. #104 Saanichton BC
V8M 2K5 or Dmillington121@hotmail.ca
Hope to chat with you soon! Derek
I was only 13 when I was told that I have Leukemia and in 1980 the odds were very low on survival and the whole world scared the ___ out of me but I managed to not give in and fought back, taking advantage of the Chemotherapy and radiation and just pushing myself to take the abuse i was recieving and over come it….Well thanks to some great Doc’s at Toronto’s Sick Childrens Hospital, My parents, Ronald Mc Donald House and some great friends I met along the journey, I had three children totally healthy and a great life.
After 32 years Im 100% healthy and you will be too….
if anyone has questons or would like to talk about life with Leukemia feel free to contact me at 250-883-7633 anytime night or day…I hope I can help…Derek
Hey everyone, I am Maddy (17), and I have this deep appreceation for teens going through cancer, so I want to know ways that I can personally help. I feel selfish to post this among your incredible stories and posts, but for for the last two years I have just wanted to support teens with cancer. I have been following and adoring this blog for quiet some time, and I finally decided to just post this. I am looking for suggestions of ways I can help teens in unique ways. I chat with a few people with cancer and stand as an online friend who can talk with them, which I love. It is however rare that I find someone who wants to email me as a friend, because they prefer to talk with other people who have can cancer and can directly relate, which, I completely understand. So here I am reaching out to you, looking for ways that I can help. I am up for knitting hats (cute hats, not cheesy hats), talking online, donating money to a fund, teaching other students about cancer, ect. Ideas anyone?
-Thank you all so much
Hey there! For a project in school, I’m going to write a book for preteens/teens who have friends with cancer, as my best friend has had a brain tumour since she was an infant. I am looking for ANY input anyone has to help me. Do you have cancer? What have your friends done during and after your treatment that has helped you the most? Or, what didn’t they do that you wish they had? And if you are the friend of someone with cancer, how has cancer affected your relationship? How do you deal with your own emotions, and what have you done to try and make your friend feel better? Please share anything you can…the more information the better! Thanks
Hi my name is Aria. For a fundraiser, me and my team are going to make a movie about a teen dealing with his cancer. We still haven’t decided for the kind of cancer. Can an expert give us some choices?
I’m currently writing a book about a teen with ALL. I was wondering if I could get some help understanding the process and experiences teens have when facing cancer
Hi, I need help. Tomorrow I’m going to the doctor to find out if I have leukimia. I need advice from people who know what I’m going through right now please. With all of my symptoms they are saying that there is a very high chance of me having it. Help me please!! Im so upset right now and I just need help. Thanks so much!
hey guys, was just researching and found this site, thought i’d post my story as haven’t really spoken much to anyone.. My best friend back when I was about 10 (I’m almost 17 now) got cancer (desmoplastic small roundcell tumour if that means anything to anyone) and he battled it til he was 13, did loads of amazing stuff and met a bunch of famous people. When he died, i think he died happy as he had become a teenager and had all his family and friends there the whole time. Now another one of my friends also has cancer (since she was about 11, but now it’s been diagnosed as terminal) and she’s being so brave and strong but never talks about her illness. We go out a lot when she’s up for it and have lots of fun, but I’m so worried for her and her family as I don’t know if she talks to them a lot about it either. I guess I’m just asking for advice to make her last few weeks/months (who knows) the best ever, and to make sure she’s as happy as possible..I was younger when my other friend was going through this so didn’t have as much input but now feel I’m a bigger part of the situation. Hope all you guys are happy, much love and hugs to you all! XX
One prominent Oncology Residency specialist, Dr. Edinger contends that: “Technological advancements in imaging, treatment planning and treatment delivery are tremendously improving patient outcomes. More targeted radiotherapy is letting patients of all ages live a more normal life during and after the course of treatment and most importantly, improving outcomes”. Does anyone else support this idea?
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