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Top 6 Colon Cancer Blogs

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Created: June 21, 2007

Cancer blogs are a great way to stay informed about colon cancer and to learn about others' experiences with the disease. Some cancer blogs (like mine) are written by patient advocates. Others, like most of the cancer blogs recommended here, are written by people who use the blog to discuss their personal experiences.

1. About Colon Cancer

This is my blog, so I'm biased. Many people miss the colon cancer blog on the homepage because they jump directly from a search engine like Google to a particular article on the About.com site. If you've never explored the blog, I encourage you to do so.

2. Colon Cancer Sucks Ass

This colon cancer blog is maintained by Christine, a 29-year-old woman with stage 4 colon cancer. Her blog gives readers an opportunity to experience late-stage colon cancer from a young person's perspective.

3. Life is Good

This blog is written by a woman who was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer at the age of 39. Here's an excerpt from her intro page. If you like it, you'll probably enjoy the blog. "I keep my weeds pulled. Sometimes I work out. I'm nice to my sisters, even though they get on my nerves. SO DON'T LOOK AT ME LIKE THAT. My life is good... even though this part sucks."

4. Llama Farming with Colon Cancer

With a title like that, how can you not want to check it out? This is what Robert, who maintains the cancer blog, has to say: "What a surprise when routine tests about digestive problems turned into colon cancer. How do I manage treatment and take care of my llamas and donkeys?"

5. My Cancer

Leroy Sievers is a long-time journalist who's fighting colon cancer and has also battled brain cancer. The man has a lot to say, and he says it eloquently in his cancer blog. His site is updated frequently, and podcasts are also available.

6. Cancer Diva

"My name is Terry, and I'm dying of cancer. Welcome to the adventure." That's a quote from Cancer Diva, a blog maintained by a 40-something single woman with stage 3 colon cancer. In April of 2006, Terry's doctor gave her 24 months to live. I think the raw, witty recounting of her life ever since is worth following. It'll make the most sense if you start with the first entry.

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