Social Media Network for Cancer Survivors

Mar 22, 12 Social Media Network for Cancer Survivors

It sucks feeling like you’re all alone in the world. Especially when you’re facing a potentially fatal illness like cancer. It’s kind of like when nobody would pick you for a game of dodge ball in 2nd grade, because you had coke-bottle glasses and a mess of untamable, black curly hair. As if being nerdy and having a slight accent was a disease.

Well, now with the social network, IHadCancer.com, if you have cancer you are no longer alone. It’s a place where you can share your stories and connect with others with similar experiences in a network of support from people from around the world. Users can choose to connect with others nearby or across the globe according to any type of cancer, read and share each others’ stories and treatments, like the Cuban remedy blue scorpion venom and organic vegetable and fruit juicing, and even write eff-off messages to their very own cancer.  A la quinta porra, cancer! Take that! A girl has got to vent. I get it. There’s even a visual map, similar to Foursquare or OkCupid, where you can see if any users are nearby with whom you can connect with face-to-face.

And, the IHadCancer.com site is growing. People from over 65 countries have signed up, from as young as 13 years old to as old as 90. Turns out that more and more caregivers are also signing up to offer honest advice. So, hang in there, chica. You’d be surprised how many people are out there who are just like you. And don’t forget to let others in on the news, so they don’t have to feel like they’re luchando solitos.

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