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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Living With Cancer Blog

Mayo Clinic is a source I consult often – for a variety of reasons. They are comprehensive and informative and, let's face it, reliable. If you have any problem whatsoever, you can check out their diseases and conditions list, their symptoms list, their drugs and supplements list, and so much more.

As you might imagine, with the onset of my own breast cancer diagnosis, I have researched as much as I can read about the subject. When I looked online to find blogs about my particular form of breast cancer, I discovered a blog about all forms of cancer. And it was where I expected it to be – Mayo Clinic.

As Nicole Engler, Mayo Clinic's cancer education specialist writes, the American Cancer Society "estimates there are more than 10 million cancer survivors in the United States alone." That number gives me hope – lots of it. I have no doubt I will beat this invader. My tumor has already shrunk to the point where the doctor couldn't even feel it today (I'm writing this during a chemo treatment) – and it had been an obvious protrusion at 4cm wide!

The Living with cancer blog is dedicated to cancer survivors, their caregivers, and their love ones. I assume it is also written for people like me who are going through the cancer process.

This newly created Living with cancer blog, was begun on October 13, 2009. How appropriate. It began during Breast Cancer Awareness Month just after my first chemo treatment.

I wanted to share it with others whose friends and family members were or are suffering from a cancer diagnosis. Join in the discussion. As of this writing, Nicole has over 120 comments.

The American Cancer Society, by the way, offers numerous blogs as well.

Friday, October 16, 2009


You've seen those web sites that offer FREE this and FREE that, but when you click on them you discover that you have to pay for SOMETHING. And sometimes, with free trials, you discover (too late) that you have agreed (unwittingly) to pay for monthly fees that can end up costing you THOUSANDS of dollars. (For more on fraud and scams click HERE.)

Well THIS site actually charges you NOTHING. It doesn't ask you for you debit card number, for your paypal account, or even for your address or phone number.

It asks you only to read. Yes, read. Read articles and blogs, comment on the articles and blogs, send your information to an email address posted at the end of the page, and get in return over 20 pages of information about YOU.

I didn't just FIND this web site – I created it. Did I have an ulterior purpose? Yes. I want you to read my blogs and articles – not all of them, mind you, just some of them. The more you read, the more you get.

Wouldn't you like a sneak peak at the personality your baby is likely to develop? Have you wondered about how your new partner will relate to you? Through horoscopes, personality profiles, relationship profiles, and more, you can discover things about yourself you might not already know. They make great birthday gifts, too.

If you believe that energy affects the people around you, you might consider that the energy from planets affects you as well.

So what are you waiting for? If you haven't tried it, what do you have to lose? You might even enjoy some of the articles and blogs you read. And hey! You can use this blog and the link above as two of your reads!

To access the Astrology and Horoscope web site, click HERE.