Who's on the Cancer Blog Community?

There are 6833 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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imageStefanie - Three year anniversary   So this is actually a day late but I was busy celebrating three years in remission as of yesterday!  Had a few worrisome days last month with some night sweats and lower flank pain but CT scan showed nothing new and my blood work looks better than it’s ever been. That’s the fun of follicular lymphoma, waiting for the other shoe to drop. On the upside, my inflammation markers actually went down almost 60 points. I’m going to contribute that to either … more…
Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

imageTeresa - Just finished 2nd treatment  9/21/18 In 2012 at 36 years old, I was diagnosed with a slow growing and incurable blood cancer, follicular lymphoma. My nurse practioner referred me to hematology due to a decreased white blood cell count, platelet count, and swollen lymph nodes. A bone marrow biopsy confirmed the diagnosis. I have enjoyed several healthy, active years since then. I even ran a marathon in June 2018 and placed 2nd in my division. I had some difficult training days, which I attributed to running … more…
Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

imageJan - Neuropathy after chemo  Hi Everyone, I hope you find joy in this beautiful time of year. I am wondering how many of you had 5FU with Mitomycin and are now experiencing neuropathy in your hands and feet? Mine never came about until about 2 weeks after my last chemo treatment. My legs & feet are very swollen by the end of a work day sitting at the desk even though I get up and walk or do the stairs every 30 min.  My Dr … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageInshock - TX 13, 14, 15  15 down and 12 more TX to go! Boy my bottom feels like it's been BBQ'd on the 4th of July.  Covering radiologist recommended hydrocortisone cream 1% followed by Aquaphor for the severe itching that kept me up during the night over the weekend.  The lack of sleep made me a unhappy and sickly witch the next day. I was really miserable with frequent BMs 6 times that day too all from lack of sleep the previous day.  Happy to … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageDawn - Topotecan  Just getting ready to start this.   According to my paperwork, this type of chemo is very strong.   I'm a bit concerned....as most of the chemos, make me a little tired, but nothing I can't manage.    Any input would be great.  … more…
Type: Ovarian Cancer

imageAdmin - Here is my Plan Should My Cancer Recur  This is a guest blog post from StoreMyTumor. I remember hearing about these types of services after getting cancer. But it was too late for me. I just rushed through treatment. Something good to be aware of as an option for others or if you cancer ever comes back.    Living in Fear … Here is my Plan Should My Cancer Recur My Story It was 6 years ago, I went for my first ever mammogram at 40 years old. I didn't think much … more…

imageRick - 9 year cancer free anniversary 9-17-2009/9-17-2018  Today I celebrate 9 years cancer free. I still remember the first year and how much pain I had to put up with after my surgeries. I'm very blessed to be here with my family and friends. I cherish every day of my life likes it's my last one.  … more…
Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer

imageJane2016 - Moving on  The last day I worked full-time was March 19, 2016. Two days later I was diagnosed with AML and this has been a rough ride fighting cancer, recovering and reclaiming my life. Even though I have been doing very well for the last year, it took me 8 months to find another job in my profession. I've had over 30 interviews: phone, Skype, in person. I felt like this was such an uphill climb and so unfair: I beat cancer, … more…
Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia

imageSandy - Pill PTSD  I'm halfway through treatment, feeling a lot of waves of nausea even with the anti-nausea meds. The chemo pills make me want to vomit when I have to take them and I think I now have PTSD from the pills.   I gag anytime I take other pills to manage side effects (anti-nausea, colax, etc).    In fact,  I have lost my appetite 100%. - I wonder if its related tothe pill ptsd (lol).   I'm completely grossed out by food and finding it really hard … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageJeanie - Finished with treatments!   I have finished the treatments!  The next to the last day I started feeling sick.  By the afternoon I started diarrhea that would not stop until the next day. I was afraid I wouldn't get to my last radiation but I did.  Now I'm reluctant to make the drive home because it takes about 4 hours.   … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

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