Who's on the Cancer Blog Community?

There are 7472 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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imageLeanne - Results of my 3 month checkup  Hi everyone, I'm sorry I'm just now sharing the good news. On October 12th my scan & sigmoidoscopy results showed NED!    I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving! Leanne … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageLinda - Life after anal cancer  No one can seem to tell me if the hpv that caused my cancer will come back.  It's been two Years since treatment ended and I have not been sexually active because of the fear.  I had abnormal paps a few times while i was married over the past 25 years which was treated but the hpv was never the cancerous type.  That hpv was dormant for long periods of time.  Then what I thought was a hemorrhoid turned out … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageJim - One year status post surgery   October 11, 2022 Last September, Jim went through a partial glossectomy, partial tonsillectomy, and lateral neck dissection - all on the right side - with 6 weeks of proton radiation therapy (both sides of the neck, right base of tongue, and right tonsil) and 4 rounds of chemotherapy at Mayo Clinic starting in October 2021.  This was all because of P16 (HPV), which started a swollen lymph node in the neck.  Today we saw a new ENT doctor in our town … more…
Type: Tongue Cancer

imageCarol - Checking In    I can't believe my last post was 1.5 years ago!  I SWEAR I sent one more recently... Old age I guess. :)  I logged in to read a few messages that I received notifications for.  Then, decided to try to follow up on some of you that I felt (and feel) very close to from spending my cancer journey with y'all.  Success with some, not with others. The latter always scares me.....   I left Sierra Vista, AZ one year ago this month … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageMary - My LoveMy Love
Type: Breast Cancer

imageMary - 11 Years in 2 weeks  What seems like a lifetime ago. Yet, libes with me everyday. My doctors have officially past me onto my general practitioner. This is wonderful and scary at the same time.  Some days it's as though it never happened. But, every year around this time...I feel thankful, and fearful and grateful. My beautiful son is 8. He is rambunctious and spunky. He makes me laugh everyday.  He has seen my scars recently, and asked what happened. It was a bittersweet reminder that I survived … more…
Type: Breast Cancer

imageJana - Always the fear  I am 11 years out of my dx and treatment for anal cancer.  It seems like a lifetime ago.  My life is pretty normal and mostly wonderful, but sometimes I am reminded of the brutal treatment and what it has done to my body.  I haven't had sex proper since the treatment.  I have tried the dilators and such, but my husband has his own issues which make all the work to get and keep me open seem pointless.  I … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageJim - First Flight!   It's like my baby's first day of school, so I had to share!  Today is Jim's first day back to work since getting his medical and he is flying off to Florida.  He is so excited to be able to do what he loves - flying!  He thought this day would never come and wondered if he would ever be able to get back in the air, but he has made it through this journey. ❤ Some call it "treatment", but … more…
Type: Tongue Cancer

imageJim - 8 months posttreatment   July 17, 2022 Jim is currently 8 months status post treatment and is doing really good!  His only issues are a reduction in the amount of saliva compared to pretreatment - sometimes thicker - and his taste.  But he does have saliva, which is excellent.  Sometimes things taste bad because he has a sour taste in his mouth and sometimes he tastes a little and it goes away.  Each day is different. He definitely turned a corner at the 6 month … more…
Type: Tongue Cancer

imageLeanne - Healing Stage  Monday was my last day of radiation and now I am healing! I am not really feeling any pain, but lots of itchiness and at times a burning sensation. My doctor said I can apply the Silver Sulfadiazine cream twice daily, which helps. I also use Aquaphor ointment. Hoping the itchy phase is gone soon. I think my hair is almost finished falling out. My salon stylist did a great job cutting my hair shorter with layers. I am taking it pretty easy, … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

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