Who's on the Cancer Blog Community?

There are 7577 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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imageMisst - Pain   Good morning, first of all thank you everyone for your support and hugs. Once I get my head out of the clouds here, I will make sure to return the support to others as it's so appreciated. I have a question, currently I'm beginning radiation treatment in a week, I've been in excruciating pain daily. I believe it's the location of my tumour and the other things it has caused such as infections, inflammation, bleeding, fissure, and possible small fistula (still … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageMisst - Radiation CT mapping today   Oh boy so this was my first time on the radiation unit today. It was completely overwhelming and I actually sat and cried quietly just from being so anxious. There are amazing angels in the cancer community and this was proven yet again today when a beautiful person sat with me and talked with me, a complete stranger, but it sure helped my nerves. all and all I got my 3 tattoos on the radiation targets and the staff were so … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageSterling - Article on Thyroid Nodules  I thought this was a good article on Thyroid Nodules.  This covers most situations. There are other types of thyroid cancer but a good endocrinologist will know to determine what testing is required.   https://cancerblog.mayoclinic.org/2023/02/08/dear-mayo-clinic-thyroid-nodules-cancer-and-treatment/?mc_id=us&geo=national&placementsite=enterprise&invsrc=patloy&cauid=122853 … more…
Type: Thyroid Cancer

imageSterling - Synthroid  I forgot my synthroid monday.  All day I was dragging.  Couldn't figure out why, till I looked at the pill container by my bed. I usually get up sometime at night and take my Synthroid.  I have noticed that after I take it, I usually never have problems sleeping.  It's as if my body says "yeah baby, that's the stuff".  Let me know if you have noticed this.  Definite correlation between my TSH /Synthroid and energy level.  The thyroid controls so so many aspect of … more…
Type: Thyroid Cancer

imageElise - Newbie Questions  Hello friends! I hope this day finds each of you well and happy! I am 5 weeks post treatment today. I have a bunch of questions - some are very personal. This post is sort of a question dump.  I would appreciate any answers to them. If you would like to answer just one, I would be so grateful.  Is continued itching normal after treatment?   What did surveillance look like for you after treatment? When did they do imaging and what did … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageLynda - Stage 2 Anal Cancer  Hello ! Never thought i would ever be on a site like this, well, here I am. Very healthy 61 year old until I was not. Had my first colonoscopy April 19th 2022, told i had stage 2 anal cancer. I had 30 radiation treatments and 2 weeks, 24 / 7 chemo drip. I finished my treatments on June 30th 2023. I am happy to say that I am in my 9th month of recovering from all the side effects, things are getting better. I … more…

imageDana - Gabapentin for life?  I had weaned myself from gabapentin around the time I started pelvic floor PT but over time I felt that the constant stabs, itch, burn and other little pains continued (especially at bedtime) so in discussion with my primary care doc started up 300 mg of gabapentin in the evening. It seems to be helping with those symptoms. Is anyone else on long term gabapentin?   … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageEVA - i think everyone here needs some GREAT news ...   Helllo everyone, i have not been here soooo sooo long. It has been 2 years since i rang this bell... so far so good. Since i heard about lori i could not make myself come here.. She was my rock during those hard times besides the many of you.. I am still very sad and missing her.. we developed personal connection and chatted quite a few times or phoned each other.. NOW THE GOOD NEWS..  Colsonoscopy established i had hpv in … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

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imageAnne - Referred back to Radiation Oncologist  I saw my colorectal surgeon about the pain and bleeding. By now the bleeding and the area has healed somewhat. He thinks it is fissures and says I should be taking a fibre based laxative everyday. He wants me to make an appointment with the radiation oncologist who treated me oroginaly to see what he thinks as he would see this type of thing all the time.   … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

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