Who's on the Cancer Blog Community?

There are 7094 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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imageKbmcv - Sore bum  I finished day 17 of 28 on radiation. My dr. suggests sitz baths and Beaudreax Butt Paste (zinc oxide) for comfort. He also gave me loritab for pain. Baths and paste are doing a nice job but my bum still throbes for an hour after a trip to the bathroom. Before I zone out on pain pills it seems that there ought to be a topical option to relieve the throbbing of my bum. He said all topical option for pain will … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageShannon - Damn Dilators  Hopefully this will improve. There I was having to choose small, medium or large. It is hard to be consistent in using them when it is so uncomfortable.  … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageVanessa - Surgery next week  It's one week until my mastectomy. Starting to get nervous. Trying to keep my mind busy with other things.  On the up side; I'm feeling a tiny bit stronger every day. Baby steps. … more…
Type: Breast Cancer

imageLily - Types of scopes/exams  Good morning, all: Kelly had her 6 week exam, it was a manual (digital) exam and the rad oncologist said he cannot feel any tumour, only scar tissue.  He will check again in 6 weeks.  That's it?  A freaking manual exam?  What about these scopes I've read about... don't we have them here in BC???  Is Kelly likely to have any other kind of scan in the future (e.g., PET) that might more accurately determine if the cancer is gone?   Thanks, Lily     … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

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Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

imageAlicia - 6 Months Post Treatment Update  This was suppose to be a post about how well I am doing and how positive all of my 6 month follow up tests have gone.  Exam and anoscope were great, CT scan was unremarkable, gyno exam was good and all the side effects are slowing getting better.  The surgeon removed my port!  "Accidents" are down to maybe one a week!  (less if I watch what I eat).  I even started back running for the past 2 weeks.  Mentally and emotionally … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageGinny - It’s the shits sometimes   I am about 3 months since completing treatment (standard radiation and Chemo), and I am still having “surprise” uncontrollable bowel movements. I could wear adult diapers, but instead carry an extra pair of underwear.  Will this symptom eventually go away?  Anyone know if this is an indication of continued inflammation or just “normal” lack of sphincter control? Feeling desperate and a bit depressed. … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

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imageMichele - It Was Definitely Worth It  It’s been a long time since inability to sleep has plagued me. Usually it is the constant churning of my brain that interrupts my much needed REM sessions. Tis not the case this time. I have for all intents and purposes a steroid “rush-headache” post lower back epidural injections to help lessen back and sciatic pain brought on by scar tissue and muscle changes left from my radiation treatments from years past.  Now before you roll your eyes and think to … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageShannon - Hair color  How long do you need to wait before coloring hair after treatment? … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

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