Who's on the Cancer Blog Community?

There are 6980 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

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imageVanessa - Port tomorrow   I'm getting a port put in tomorrow for injections, etc. Feeling a little worried about it. Hope all goes smoothly. Next thing to schedule; chemotherapy class. 1st chemo 4/3. Vanessa … more…
Type: Breast Cancer

imageVanessa - More appointments.   Saw 2 more oncologists today. Need more appointments...chemo class, ekg, port to put in, etc. I officially start chemotherapy on April 3rd. Four heavy duty doses every other week 4 times than regular chemo every week for an additional 12 weeks. Getting my hair cut shorter tomorrow. Trying to stay positive.  … more…
Type: Breast Cancer

imageNancy - RAI  Has anyone done radioactive iodine therapy? My endocrinologist is suggesting it but I’m not sure. I can’t afford the thyrogen, so I will have to go off my synthroid and go hypo for a bit. I’m worried about the possible salivary gland problems. Any input would be greatly appreciated! … more…
Type: Thyroid Cancer

imageSterling - My wish for you  I'm not Irish.  There was no real Irish community in our neighborhood growing up.  So I was not familiar with the "Irish Blessing" (Sorry Marcia). Today thanks to an Irish pastor, I learned that the Irish Blessing is a real thing... and there's even a hymn. The sentiment of the hymn touched me.  It's hard enough being human, and most people here have suffered more. So today here's my wish for each and every one of you May the road rise to meet you, May the … more…
Type: Thyroid Cancer

imageVanessa - Diagnosis finally!  I met with the surgical oncologist today. I really loved her. So grateful to get someone I feel good about. My diagnosis is Stage IIA. I'm very RELIEVED to not be stage III.  We have decided to do chemotherapy first and then surgery and radiation. They will need to take the whole left breast because there are two smaller tumors in addition to the 4.3 cm one. I still have time to decide about the right one. All in all - … more…
Type: Breast Cancer

imageVanessa - Sleep  I have a rare case of insomnia. Worried about tomorrow. … more…
Type: Breast Cancer

imageVanessa - CT and Bone scans  Had both a CT scan and a bone scan today. Testing to see if the cancer has spread anywhere besides the lymph nodes. Tomorrow we meet with the surgical oncologist. He will be giving me the recommendations for surgery and chemo. Need to decide on the best plan of attack. Wish me luck, or say prayers for me if you are willing. Ness … more…
Type: Breast Cancer

imageAmy - Treatment Plan and Chemotherapy Mountains   Yesterday was March 12th, a year ago I was admitted to the ICU for an emergency brain surgery and subsequently diagnosed with brain cancer. It’s crazy how one day can change your life forever. If someone were to tell me on March 11th what I’d have to go through over the next year I’d be terrified, but strength is something you find day by day, moment by moment. I do not always feel strong but I trust myself to find … more…
Type: Sarcoma

imageVanessa - MRI results  MRI showed a 4.5cm tumor and 2 other smaller areas of concern in the same breast. Looks like at least 2 lymph nodes are involved. They want to do a bone injection scan and a CT scan on Thursday. Still wont know what stage I am until friday...hopefully. … more…
Type: Breast Cancer

imageVanessa - A good weekend  Looking forward to spending the weekend with my daughter Tayler. It will make the waiting game go faster.  … more…
Type: Breast Cancer

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