Who's on the Cancer Blog Community?

There are 6898 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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imageMarcus - Conquering Breast CancerConquering Breast Cancer
Type: Breast Cancer

imageMarcus - Start With A Smile Each Day  My mother is a breast cancer survivor, she ended up having a double mastectomy. My mother's 2 sisters and her mother (which would be my grandmother) all died from cancer (breast and vaginal). My 8 year old niece recently passed away from a brain tumor. Now I just found out that my brother has cancer and is currently seeking treatment. You know what, through all of this I still SMILE because that keeps me focus and sane. This is exactly what … more…
Type: Breast Cancer

imageOdeta Stuikys - My life  I (Odeta Stuikys Rose) was born on December 5, 1985, in Rochester, New York. I am a doctor at one of the best hospital in the United States, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. I wasn’t intending to become a doctor since forever. It all started when my father Paul Stuikys Rose, who was mechanic, had a brain cancer. We tried everything to find a cure, but nothing worked. He passed out only eight months later. After my father’s death, my … more…
Type: Brain Cancer

imageAlicia - Little Blessings  So a blessed thing happened to me today, and I believe you should recognize and appreciate the little miracles when they happen... I am wading through the financial ramifications of this diagnosis, and in trying to determine whether or not I should and could improve my outlook by upgrading my insurance policy.  It is really the last thing I want to be thinking of right now, but want to make the right decision, so I called our insurance agent who handles our … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageNeal - Some Recent Poems, Some for December  December has a lot. The holidays, and what would have been my eighteenth anniversary Dec. 22, and Emilee died Jan. 31, which will be two years. So there is emotion galore. Hopefully there is something here that engages you, touches you, moves you in a good way.    I realize I want to create another post with humorous poems. I don't think these are the kind that make you laugh, but hopefully they make you feel something. The Em in December your hair is … more…
Type: Pancreas Cancer

image1 Very Palpable Hit - This Summer In SedonaThis Summer In Sedona
Type: Ovarian Cancer

image1 Very Palpable Hit - Cancer and Goal-Setting  A young researcher approached me today at the local regional cancer foundation, where I have been participating in cancer-supporting yoga classes. She asked me and another survivor if we would be interested in joining a Walking Group for Cancer Patients to Discuss Goal-Setting. I must say, the other lady was a lot more receptive than I was. Besides the optimism in organizing a walking group for cancer patients in January (in Ottawa), she seemed genuinely to think she had a good … more…
Type: Ovarian Cancer

imageCarly - Start the car!  Have you seen the IKEA commercial when the lady runs out yelling “start the car”? It’s a catchy advert that I’ve jokingly used many times. Lately I literally want to start my car and drive with no particular destination in mind, but instead to just get far far away. However we all know you can’t run away from your problems, they always run with you if not faster. Battling and beating cancer once before in 2014/15, I felt I’d do … more…
Type: Vulva Cancer

imageAlicia - Invention  With our current technology, couldn't someone please invent a way to enter your medical history etc into a standardized form on the internet so that you could send it to your doctors and not be forced to write a novel for EVERY doctor you have to see?  I don't even remember the answers to most of the questions they ask.  For my appointment today I must arrive 1 hour prior to my appointment....  crazy... thanks for letting me vent! … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageJeanie - Good news  I am 2-1/2 months post treatment.  I went back to MD Anderson for CT scan, blood work, and proctosigmoidoscope as well as followup with all the doctors.  My tumor is completely gone!  A lesion on my kidney that was seen on my first CT scan has grown in the last 4 months months to 1.7 cm.  I was sent to a genitourinary specialist who told me I could have the lesion removed by ablation because the size is still so small.  It … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

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