Cancer Blog Links Page

What do you think of this idea?  I have been cruising the web the past couple of weeks searching for other cancer blogs.  When I discover one, I bookmark it.  So by now I have the beginnings of a nice list.  I was, of course, intending to use this list for my own benefit – keeping up with various blogs and bloggers at the touch of a keystroke.

But then it occurred to me that this might be a useful resource for others wishing to reach out, especially to others with a similar disease.  Established bloggers seem to have their own list, probably built up organically as their site developed.  But new folks might well be gratified to find a ready-made list of cancer bloggers.

So I am going to work on collating my list into distinct disease catergories.  It will be a “static” webpage design, tabbed at the top of my blog and in the right column, so that it can be easily accessed and searched.  Let me know what you think of the idea.  And if you wish to send me your blog title and URL address for inclusion, or even better a copy of your own list, that would be great and would save me a lot of searching and pasting.

Take care, Dennis

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About Dennis Pyritz

Dennis W. Pyritz, RN, BA, BSN, has been a cancer nurse since 1987 and a cancer and bone marrow transplant survivor since 2004. In December 2001 he was diagnosed with t-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (T-PLL), a rare aggressive form of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Dennis was treated with the then new monoclonal antibody, alemtuzumab (Campath) as this disease has a median survival of 7.5 months. He achieved a 26 month remission but relapsed in February 2004. He was retreated with Campath and went into a second remission. In August 2004 he underwent an allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplant with his brother, Mark, as donor. Dennis has remained in remission since - a near miracle. Throughout his career as cancer nurse and patient, Dennis has had the opportunity to speal to both lay and professional groups. Dennis has spoken on cancer topics and survival issues across the country as well as in the United Kingdom, Norway, Austria, Portugal, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Trinidad, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Cyrpus, Israel, and India.

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Cancer Blog Links Page — 30 Comments

  1. Hi Dennis: I think this is an absolutely fantastic idea. I had such a hard time finding anyone with my type of cancer as it is the rarest form of breast cancer.

    Inflammatory Breast Cancer
    circlingmyhead.blogspot.com

    I hope this comment goes through as I have tried a few times to leave comments and was unable to.

    Thanks. Renee xoxo

  2. Hi Dennis. I also think it is a great idea. There are so many types of cancer but in the end it is all cancer and we need to have a place where we can communicate not only for ourselves but for families and friends to help them understand more.
    If you do manage to do a list you can certainly add mine.
    One Day at a Time
    http://www.jeannjill.blogspot.com
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Take Care.
    Jill.

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  4. This is an excellent and generous gesture from you. Anything we can do to help each other is valuable. Please allow me to put your URL on my site so my group can connect with others. Let me know.
    Thank you,
    Claude Lambert, MD

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    The show will provide information and resources on basic issues surrounding women and cancer…all in a positive and uplifiting way. Please join us for an enchanting evening of Sport, Song and Survivorship!

  6. HI-

    I think that this is a great idea, and could be a valuable resource for anyone living with cancer. My blog http://cooking4acure.blogspot.com/ addresses the challenges of pediatric leukemia, and its effect on the health of the whole family. Additionally, I include recipes as often as I can, as food is my career, and meals became one of our biggest challenges when our daughter was diagnosed with ALL. Hope someone finds this useful!

    Thanks,
    Jen

  7. Hello I do not have cancer so i obviously don’t know what you have been through but my great friend past away last year with lung cancer she never smoked a day in her life and I cry when I think about her but i want to make my own blog and tell her story the one under the khemo the one she will never get to tell by herself.

  8. I have breast cancer and am on round 4 of 6 chemo challenges. Just started a blogg. The thing that I missed from most of the information is from a Christian perspective since that is my foundation on which I build on. I am not sure it matters what kind of cancer you have, what kind of breast cancer etc, rather how are we going to continue to Run the Race in the midst of this cancer which is quite an anoyance if you want my opinion. Anyway I am glad to find this site and if I can be of encouragement to you let me know.

  9. I had a hard time finding blogs with people with Stage 4 Colon cancer. I started my blog and chronicled the good, bad and ugly side of treatment, srugeries, 2nd opinion hell, ileostomy blow outs, you name it! “screw Cancer, I’m Peggy Luckey Damn It”

    I am now in a new phase- post liver resection- do I dare Hope to stay NED? Now what Do I do?

  10. I am a furvivor of inflammatory breast cancer
    diagnoised three and a half
    years ago and just diagnoised with new different type of cancer. you may add my blog to your list robin-twotypesofbreastcancer.blogspot.com

  11. Dennis, this is a great idea! It would be great also to have a list of contact info for all the cancer bloggers so we could get on each other’s lists and let each other know about special posts, events, resources, etc.

    For example, besides our blog, we have a cream to help prevent & heal radiation therapy burns (Jeans Cream). In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re donating 10% of all online sales to Singleton Moms, an organization that helps single moms with cancer. This is the ONLY organization we found who offer dedicated support for single moms with cancer. We’d LOVE for some other bloggers to help us this month in bringing attention to this issue. Can you imagine going through cancer treatment while having to take care of your children!? There are so many women going through this.

    If you have any ideas, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly: lexi@jeanscream.com

    Thanks!!

  12. Hi Dennis,
    I would like to replace my other reply with this one
    I was diagnosed with triple plus HR2 inflammatory breast cancer in 2006 and estrogen positive breast cancer in other breast 2010.
    Like to hear from others. My blog is robin-twotypesofbreastcancer.blogspot.com

  13. Dennis,
I have just recently created my own blog (http://patricia-defosse.blogspot.com) about my father’s battle with cancer. The point of my blog is to make people realize that life is too short and everyone should take advantage of the time that they do have because you never know what tomorrow may bring. As a beginner I was having trouble finding blogs by others that relate to my own. When searching for blogs about cancer, most of the results were breast cancer blogs. Although these blogs are useful and inspiring, I was looking for cancer blogs that related more so to the type of cancer that my father had: oral and lung cancer. Thanks to your list I am able to find blogs that directly relate to my blog. I appreciate your help. Another website that offers an extensive cancer blog list is called “Know Cancer: Everyone’s Cancer Blog. http://www.knowcancer.com

  14. This is a great way to have everyone visit different types of blogs with a different story. i hope you can share blog I help put together for a friend about his wife’s cancer story. Thanks

  15. Hi Dennis,

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  16. Hello, I think your blog will be consider as one of the best resource which will providing the list of links of cancer information. Its a great idea for visitor who will seeking for the information about cancer. From your blog, information is easily available for cancerous patients. Thank for sharing it. I have also started the working on different types of cancer and writes on behalf of same. You can also follow up my personal blog about cancer on http://all-types-of-cancer.blogspot.in/, which may help you too.

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