Celebrating Women Surviving, Inspiring, and Blogging with Cancer
By Catherine Morgan on June 14, 2010
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In the United States, there are over 11 million people surviving cancer, and chances are you know some of them. In June, we celebrate those cancer survivors -- and I'm celebrating by highlighting the many women who are surviving and blogging cancer. These are women with extraordinary strength, who inspire us all to live each day to our fullest. I hope you'll take some time to check out their blogs and their stories of survival. And if you know a woman blogging through cancer, please take a minute to leave her link in the comments.
Without further ado, let's meet these women.
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco resident and breast cancer survivor Hendy Dayton will be one of 26 people who had the disease to climb the 14,000-foot Mount Shasta to honor the courage it takes to face cancer. The climb, organized by the Breast Cancer Fund, will take place June 16.
Surviving Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) ... a mother & daughter's story of living with and surviving cancer with humor and hope. We are using this blog for informing and educating everyone about Inflammatory Breast Cancer .... our hope is that as our journey unfolds it will educate and inspire everyone who is facing a cancer diagnosis and fighting for their life.
My Life as a Breast Cancer Survivor - About Ellyn Davidson...
I am a 37-year-old breast cancer survivor determined to make a difference in the world of cancer. I am a mother of 3 young children with a hardworking, supportive and dedicated husband. I am a partner with Brogan & Partners–a fantastic company with a staff of strategic, creative and hard working individuals creating cutting edge marketing communications solutions for over 24 years. I am forever grateful to my wonderful family, friends and coworkers who helped me through 9 months of surgeries, chemo treatments, doctors appointments and tests.
Beth's Blog - 7 Months Post Chemo...
I had my 6 month follow-up today and all is good. My bloodwork is 100% back to normal (finally!!) My oncologist will continue to monitor me, he'll see me in 6 months and do bloodwork again. He ordered a bone density scan (I have never had one yet). I'll have annual mammograms. And just keep my fingers crossed.
Cancer Ain't Gonna Beat Me (and it didn't)...
My life has been changed completely by cancer and not necessarily for the worse. Yes, I do still have side effects; acid reflux for which I have to take medication, flaking and brittle nails, aches, swollen fingers... but I am ALIVE, I am HERE, I am living this wonderful life that I have been allowed to keep... So on this note, I bid farewell to Cancer Ain't Gonna Beat Me, its time to move on with my life. I had cancer, I beat it and now I am fighting back. My new blog can be found at http://www.sarasfightback.blogspot.com/ I do hope you will follow me there.
Laurie at Not Just About Cancer...
What happens when you are 38 years old, write for a living and are diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer? Well, if you're me, you start a blog. When the cancer spreads to your liver? Keep writing. When the "spectacular" happens and you learn that tumours have disappeared? Turn it all into a book. And you go on living your life. Because life is good.
I underwent chemo, internal and external radiation as well as numerous surgeries. With only a 20% chance of surviving I and my doctors fought hard against cancer. In July 2007 I won my battle and was cancer free.
Although I won my fight I continue to struggle against the secondary effects of my treatments. Cancer has changed my life forever. I returned to law school and am set to graduate in December 2008.
From the New York Times - 17 Years Later, a Cancer Survivor is Celebrating Life...
Now there probably aren’t a lot of Web sites where the announcement that you’re around and breathing would cause anyone to take notice, let alone respond. But this is a site for people with Stage 4 breast cancer, something I’ve had for 17 years. The average life expectancy with the diagnosis is 30 months, so this is a little like saying I’m 172 years old: seemingly impossible. But it’s not. I first found I had the illness in 1988, and it was rediagnosed as Stage 4 in 1993. That’s 22 years all together, which is the reason I post each year on the anniversary of the day I learned my cancer was back: to let women know that it happens, that people do live with this for years.
It's hard to believe I am only 43 years old and have faced one of the deadliest forms of cancer. I never consider myself a cancer patient; I am a cancer fighter and a cancer survivor. But I can never stop thinking about how my life was changed forever.
Currently my ambition in life is to get over this ridiculous Breast Cancer. It has seriously put a dent in my life this year. But.......since when has a minor obstacle stopped me?? I am a mother, a sister a good friend to many..
From the American Cancer Society...
- Be A Healthier Cancer Survivor
- Survivors After Treatment
- American Cancer Society Video
- Help Create a World with More Birthdays
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