Who's on the Cancer Blog Community?

There are 7434 Cancer Fighters in this community helping each other. Find support while battling cancer from people who have gone through it before you. It is so much easier knowing you are not alone. It is so much easier connecting with people who get it. Together we are stronger.

Questions on Your Cancer Diagnosis?

Do you have a quick question on how to deal with some part of your cancer diagnosis? Post your questions here in the community and someone has probably gone through it already and is happy to help. There are so many kind people who want to make it easier for the next cancer warrior going through this tough time.

Why Share Your Story?

Journaling about your battle with cancer is a great way to relieve stress. We can let go of some things after writing them down. Also, I found it helpful to keep track of what treatments and doctors I saw and on what dates.

As a bonus, it helps someone else to read what you are going through. And it feels good to help people.

What is Your Cancer Story?

Everyones path is a little bit different but by sharing your story someone else may benefit from knowing they are not alone in this path.

How Many People Are Diagnosed with Cancer?

There are 1,735,350 estimated people who will be diagnosed with cancer in 2018 in the United States. [1] The top four most common cancers are breast cancer, lung cancer and bronchus cancer, prostate cancer, and colon and rectum cancer.

Cancer Bloggers Below

Below are some of our cancer bloggers. The most current posts are listed at the top. Scroll down to get an idea of what cancer survivors are talking about. Some cancer blogs are private, so not all will show up below unless you are a member and logged in. You can filter the list of cancer blogs by clicking on the Filter tab. Maybe you just want to see just pancreatic cancer blogs or ovarian cancer blogs.

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imageJana - Always the fear  I am 11 years out of my dx and treatment for anal cancer.  It seems like a lifetime ago.  My life is pretty normal and mostly wonderful, but sometimes I am reminded of the brutal treatment and what it has done to my body.  I haven't had sex proper since the treatment.  I have tried the dilators and such, but my husband has his own issues which make all the work to get and keep me open seem pointless.  I … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageJim - First Flight!   It's like my baby's first day of school, so I had to share!  Today is Jim's first day back to work since getting his medical and he is flying off to Florida.  He is so excited to be able to do what he loves - flying!  He thought this day would never come and wondered if he would ever be able to get back in the air, but he has made it through this journey. ❤ Some call it "treatment", but … more…
Type: Tongue Cancer

imageJim - 8 months posttreatment   July 17, 2022 Jim is currently 8 months status post treatment and is doing really good!  His only issues are a reduction in the amount of saliva compared to pretreatment - sometimes thicker - and his taste.  But he does have saliva, which is excellent.  Sometimes things taste bad because he has a sour taste in his mouth and sometimes he tastes a little and it goes away.  Each day is different. He definitely turned a corner at the 6 month … more…
Type: Tongue Cancer

imageLeanne - Healing Stage  Monday was my last day of radiation and now I am healing! I am not really feeling any pain, but lots of itchiness and at times a burning sensation. My doctor said I can apply the Silver Sulfadiazine cream twice daily, which helps. I also use Aquaphor ointment. Hoping the itchy phase is gone soon. I think my hair is almost finished falling out. My salon stylist did a great job cutting my hair shorter with layers. I am taking it pretty easy, … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageJana - I did it!  My book just got published!  Y'all are in the acknowledgments - my BFAC peeps and how you helped me through.  I can't believe I did it - way outside my comfort zone.  Prayers to all of you struggling.  Got something on your bucketlist? - GO FOR IT! Love to you all! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B5KV7C9Q  Jana :) … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageLeanne - Major and RykaMajor and Ryka
Type: Anal Cancer

imageLeanne - Ryka & MajorRyka & Major
Type: Anal Cancer

imageLeanne - 5 more days to go! Update on side effects  Over the past week the pain has really increased but mostly just after going to the bathroom. Baths and pain meds are helping. The doctor told me the pain will gradually get worse even after radiation is over. I am loosing my hair rather than just a little thinning. I wonder when the thinning hair ends? I have not washed or really brushed my hair since last Wednesday. My blood work shows low WBC, RBC, platelets. Doctor said to stay away … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageLeanne - Helpful Blog & 1/2 through treatment  Hello! First off, I am thankful for the information and tips I have read on everyone's blogs. I am taking notes about ointments and treatments for issues that may occur later. Thankful for this website/blog! I started ChemoRadiation treatment 2 weeks ago. My experience so far: 1st week nausea, loss of appetite, lost a few lbs, red flushed face/neck/chest lasted for a couple of days, constipation 2nd week: nausea is better, appetite is back, itchiness started up down below (tolerable), mouth sores/gum sensitivity, rash/reaction … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageJana - Checking in  Hi all - tried for over 20 minutes to upload a picture and finally gave up.  UGH!  server error/no URL - this system hates me.  Anyway - life is pretty good.  Enjoying my grand babies and actually wrote a book.  I hope to have it published next month.  I am doing coaching and promoting a healthy alcohol free lifestyle.  With the financial turns and healthcare issue I am going back to a part time nursing job in August.  I hope … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

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