Monday, June 30, 2008

Cancer-Based Social Networking Sites

I have found a couple of great social networking websites designated for people with cancer or people with loved ones who have cancer. One of those sites is called Planet Cancer. Planet Cancer is designed for people in their 20's & 30's who have cancer. It's a great site because it creates the space for people diagnosed with cancer to connect with and support one another. And perusing the site can also be a painful experience as you start to notice the various ages and how young some of these people are. The bottom line is that it is available and it is making a difference for a lot of people.

Another social networking site for folks with cancer is called My Crazy Sexy Life. This site was created by Kris Karr who I have referred to before (based on her book & film Crazy Sexy Cancer). It's very female oriented - makes sense since it was created by a woman - yet there is still plenty available for men who are dealing with cancer. Both of these sites are in part about being empowered in your relationship to cancer and getting the support you need to stay there. They're really great.


  1. It becomes an interesting community, doesn't it. And one that you can access at 3am if you want to.
    A couple years ago I connected with some gals through There were multitudes of regional groups. One afternoon on a beautiful October afternoon, about 12 of us met for lunch in Woodstock NY. Since I was feeling pretty well by then, we enjoyed checking out that cool town. One more jewel in the mix (mess). Anyway, the links you establish through these networks are another level of friendship that this online age makes possible, as you reach across geographic place and time zones.
    Hope you're enjoying beautiful side-effect reduced summer days.

  2. Bert,

    Thanks for the links... I will be checking out my crazy sex life for myself, and also provide it to the readers of my own cancer blog.

    I hope you are feeling well today.

    Maria Brown