Patients´blogs 2017-05-19T11:28:34+00:00

Here is a collection of blogs from cancer patients selected from around the web. These blogs tell the stories of women and men diagnosed with cancer, their journey dealing with the disease and its treatment, while at the same time carrying on with their lives, their families, and their work. Some of these blogs list resources that might be useful. Perhaps more importantly, these blogs narrate stories of courage, determination, love, and compassion, and above all instill a sense of hope, joie de vivre, and positive outlook that we can all use.

Please come back here often as we keep adding more blogs to this page. Also, please write to us at info@ces.b2sg.org under the Subject line: Patients’ blogs if you wish that we list your blog here. Finally, we do our best to screen out blogs that may slight people’s personal, political, or religious sensibilities; please report to us any blog that you find offensive and we would look into it.

With our best wishes of a happy and healthy life,

The Patients’ Blogs Team

Blog of the month

Women of Teal

Blog - Cancer Epigenetics Society

Women of Teal is a play on the words “Man of Steel” used to describe Superman. I have found my fellow ovarian cancer survivors to be the strongest, most helpful women in the world. They are truly Women of Teal! I hope women diagnosed with ovarian cancer who live in New Jersey and around the country will find this site useful … more

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My Fabulous Boobies

My Fabulous Boobies is a blog that began with my diagnosis of stage 3 breast cancer in the summer of 2008. Because I was under 40 when diagnosed, I am considered a young adult survivor of breast cancer. Young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer have different needs and life concerns than the average woman diagnosed in her 50’s or later. This blog addresses topics of fertility, dating/romance with or after cancer, body image issues, career concerns and long-term financial impact and … more

Author: Nicole

Cancer: Breast cancer

My fabulous boobies-CES

Welcome to Hotel Melanoma

Hotel Melanoma-Cancer Epigenetics Society

The “Hotel Melanoma” moniker is a metaphor for living with my particular brand of cancer. Except for those lucky few of us deemed “cured”, all we cancer survivors are guests of one of the many, many branded hotels in the “Hotel Carcinoma” chain. We can check out any time we like, but we can never leave. Meanwhile, let’s be livin’ it up; and please support cancer education, prevention, and treatment research … more

Author: Rich McDonald

Cancer: Skin cancer

The Knock On Effect

Since starting The Knock On Effect Rosie raised thousands for the charities she wanted to support, expanded The Knock on Effect and inspired thousands of people all over the world through her blog, her newspaper column and her TV and radio appearances … more

Author: Rosie Kilburn

Cancer: Liver cancer

The Knock On Effect - Cancer Epigenetics Society

Cycle for life

Cycle for life - Cancer Epigenetics Society

When I learned that I had prostate cancer I had a lot of thoughts running around in my head. I knew it would affect my life, but I didn’t know how far reaching it would be. We all are touched in some way by cancer. Whether it is ourselves, our family or our friends, this is an unfortunate fact. In addition to the physical trauma brought on by cancer there is extreme emotional trauma as well … more

Author: John Wagontall

Cancer: Prostate cancer

Dan´s Journey through Prostate Cancer

“On November 11, 2010, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and this blog is my creative and sometimes irreverent means of venting and sharing my thoughts, feelings, and latest status. If I don’t do this, my head will explode. Really. But, with luck, positive thoughts, humor, and some divine intervention, this will be a tale of living with and defeating cancer (emphasis on living). Time and fate will tell.”

When I wrote that introduction, I was just days into this adventure. I’m a pretty analytical guy, and the simple act of writing every day helped me wrap my head around the fact that I had just introduced the word “cancer” into my vocabulary.  Writing also helped me rationalize my treatment options. The vehicle that I chose for my writing was this blog, and blogging had the added benefit of allowing family and friends to follow my thoughts and progress through daily updates … more

Author: Dan

Cancer: Prostate cancer

Dann´s Journey through Prostate Cancer - Cancer Epigenetics Society

Lydia Joy

lydia Joy Ness - Cancer Epigenetics Society

Seven months ago I began bike training for a 500 mile bike trip that I completed three weeks a go. It was at this time that I started noticing a lump on my neck, because my helmet strap laid across it everyday when I put it on … more

Author: Lydia Joy

Cancer: Thyroid cancer