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There are 7562 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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imageElise - Newbie Questions  Hello friends! I hope this day finds each of you well and happy! I am 5 weeks post treatment today. I have a bunch of questions - some are very personal. This post is sort of a question dump.  I would appreciate any answers to them. If you would like to answer just one, I would be so grateful.  Is continued itching normal after treatment?   What did surveillance look like for you after treatment? When did they do imaging and what did … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageLynda - Stage 2 Anal Cancer  Hello ! Never thought i would ever be on a site like this, well, here I am. Very healthy 61 year old until I was not. Had my first colonoscopy April 19th 2022, told i had stage 2 anal cancer. I had 30 radiation treatments and 2 weeks, 24 / 7 chemo drip. I finished my treatments on June 30th 2023. I am happy to say that I am in my 9th month of recovering from all the side effects, things are getting better. I … more…

imageDana - Gabapentin for life?  I had weaned myself from gabapentin around the time I started pelvic floor PT but over time I felt that the constant stabs, itch, burn and other little pains continued (especially at bedtime) so in discussion with my primary care doc started up 300 mg of gabapentin in the evening. It seems to be helping with those symptoms. Is anyone else on long term gabapentin?   … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageEVA - i think everyone here needs some GREAT news ...   Helllo everyone, i have not been here soooo sooo long. It has been 2 years since i rang this bell... so far so good. Since i heard about lori i could not make myself come here.. She was my rock during those hard times besides the many of you.. I am still very sad and missing her.. we developed personal connection and chatted quite a few times or phoned each other.. NOW THE GOOD NEWS..  Colsonoscopy established i had hpv in … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

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imageAnne - Referred back to Radiation Oncologist  I saw my colorectal surgeon about the pain and bleeding. By now the bleeding and the area has healed somewhat. He thinks it is fissures and says I should be taking a fibre based laxative everyday. He wants me to make an appointment with the radiation oncologist who treated me oroginaly to see what he thinks as he would see this type of thing all the time.   … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageCrissy - Radiation Recall 13 years post-treatment   Hi friends! I am 13 years out of treatment with no recurrence- thank god. Last summer, my inner thighs looked bruised and went to dermatologist. She biopsies the skin because it looked like ringworm-- it was not. It is a radiation recall "rash"-- doesn't itch or anything but it is ugly. Skin is slightly raised and purple. Anyone else have this condition years after treatment? None of the creams seemed to work or fade it … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageAnne - Pain and bleeding 10yrs post treatment  hi there So far I have had no recurrence of my anal cancer diagnosed and successfuly treated in 2013. Over the last 6 months there has been a rash developing in my pereneal area and is now worse with bleeding and pain. I saw my gp today who gave me an urgent referal back to my rectal surgeon.  Im worried that the cancer is back or that my skin has broken down completely as a result of the radiotherapy has anyone else had this problem? … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageSterling - Thank you heavenly father  I-131 Whole Body Scan came back clean.   They did say they want to continue with blood work to monitor for thyroglobulin. So please share in my joy with being cancer free for 10 years. Thank you … more…
Type: Thyroid Cancer

imageCleanandsober - new to this  i was just told the hemorrid  i had cut out ( really a tumor ) is cancer and i have anal cancer on 1-24-2023..... and to see colorectal surgen at 10:30 tomorrow we made an appointment for you make sure you go.....i did not sleep a wink all night (so scared) went to see him and he did a rectal exam said its small did not know the stage but he thinks its stage 1 and he said something about cutting … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

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