Who's on the Cancer Blog Community?

There are 7211 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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imageJeanne - God is always listening  Yes, this... Me: Okay, God, here's the thing. I'm scared. I'm trying not to be, but I am. God: I know. Want to talk about it? Me: Do we need to? I mean, you already know. God: Let's talk about it anyway... We've done this before. Me: I know, I just feel like I should be bigger or stronger or something by now. God: *waiting patiently, unhurried, undistracted, never annoyed. Me: Okay. So, I'm afraid I'll do everything I can to protect my family and it won't … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageLarissa - Journal March 26 2020  Journal March 26, 2020   Today is ours to live, be that as it may in this surreal time we are living through.  We are equipped to handle this, in fact many of us have trained hard for it.  What, you ask?  The complete turnaround, thrown off the horse, went off the cliff, that moment when you were full speed ahead with your eyes on the the goal and BAM, life stopped.   Life did not entirely stop for you if you are reading … more…
Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer

imageHeather - Chemo - again   So last week, on Wednesday, I got axed from my place of employment!  Lucky me!  They said I was no longer able to perform my duties and that I had too many absences.  Well, fudge!  Then Friday, I started chemo for the second time!  Even luckier me!  I have been hit with the worse side effects in just a few days - joint and muscle pain, as well as the usual nausuea.  The pain has been the absolutle worst!  I … more…
Type: Cervical Cancer

imageSterling - I'm alright Marcia  I'm doing OK.  I am able to work from home as needed. We will get through this.  As Churchill said "When you're going through hell, KEEP ON GOING" There is precedence for the isolation: St. Louis saw the 1918 Flu epidemic coming  And now for a musical interlude: I'm alright    The Waiting Is The Hardest Part    Don't Stand So Close To Me   I Don't Need No Doctor     … more…
Type: Thyroid Cancer

imagePriti - YOU MATTER THE MOST   YOU MATTER THE MOST       LOVE YOURSELF As a mom of 2 kids, being diagnosed with breast cancer at 40 disrupted everything that encompassed my normal way of living. This was not a good feeling frankly. I and my husband were totally blank . That time my children were in 9th and 10th std. I asked my Oncologist Dr. Mandar Nadkarni that what are my survival chances at which he confidently said that 100% but will have to undergo the whole treatment which … more…
Type: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

imageEls - lost my post  Sorry , but I spent half an hour writing a post to thank you for your reactions and to tell you what is going on. It iis late and i am tired so it has to wait till tomorrow. But very short: they won't ty me down! :-)) … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageJohn - Patient Dignity  Last week I received a sigmoidoscopy as one of three checks in my quarterly checkins.   There was one part of that check that made me upset and very uncomfortable with the check I received.    Thus, I wanted to check in with this group to see if the approach used on me is common with other health care providers. Before the doctor began the sigmoidoscopy, he wanted to check my lymph glands in my groin.   The doctor was being thorough which I appreciated.    In … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageEls - switch of hospital  Hi friends and readers, so good to read your words and jokes and ideas... just to say that I am so busy swithching hospitals  (long story) and preparing. I decided to take the treatment !  The extra guidance they offered me out of the blue (I have CPTSS with a dissociative disorder) is a great help in this decision. My prospects however are alittle less sunny than I new before because the type of cancer I have is indeed not infected by HPV and … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageMichele - Hip Pain  Hi everyone.  I am a little over 2.5 years out from finishiing my treatment and feeling pretty darn good.  Although I've started to have right sided hip pain and low back pain by my sacrum.  Sometimes, like right now it feels like a burning pain.  I went to the chiro yesterday who indicated it was my SI joint being rotated.  Got some heat, adjusted and stim and felt world's better.  Today it's back.  It's in the joint, my butt and … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

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