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Are there any other 20 plus year since siagnosis childhood cancer survivors out there?

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btcat
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I'll be 26 yrs past dx in February. I'd really like to find some other childhood survivors that are 20 years or more past diagnosis. If you are, please reply to me here or better yet e-mail me at my member page.
God Bless,
Christy aka btcat

mbundgus
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Joined: Nov 2006

Hi Christy aka btcat !  I believe I answered this post a few years back... wanted to answer again with an update... I will celebrate my 50th year post Hodgkin's Lymphoma.  I was 4 and a half years old in 1963.  I was treated with Chemo (Cytoxin) and (Cobalt) radiation.  I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer and had a Radical Thyroidectomy in 1976 when I was 17 years old and have been on Thyroid pills with no major problems all my life.  I had a Spinal Cord Tumor diagnosed as a meningioma in 1997.  Successfully removed and I again resumed my life.  In 2000 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer again had Chemotherapy and internal radiation called Bracea Therapy. I again resumed my life once again,  and in September of 2011 I was diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer.  First found in soft tissue. I had the mass  in my upper thigh lower buttock which was removed and I resumed my life with Hormone Receptor Therapy.  Most recently December of 2012 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer METS in Bone and Liver and possible Lung. Estrogen Positive, and NEU Neg. I will continue Chemotherapy Abraxine, and Zometa to rebuild bones.  This has been successful since my last CT Scan and Blood Work done March 26, 2013. I will take as long as my body remains non toxic / or the tumors are gone...  I am 54 years old.  I plan on going back to work to keep my benefits. Unfortunately in my cased disability is not enough money to live on without a second income. My Childhood Cancer diagnosed in 1963 to date... April 1 2013... and no this is not an April Fools !! 

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light556
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It's been a long time since you first asked this question! I am 20 years out from my diagnosis today! I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in my left femur a few days before my 7th birthday. Doing well now :)

lewandowski46
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Joined: Oct 2009

20 year's coming up in August of 2014!

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