Being Cancer Network (BCN) is a cancer resource for bloggers and survivors. This website is meant to help cancer blogger connect with each other. The creator of BCN, Dennis Pyritz is a two-time leukemia and stem cell transplant survivor, pancreas cancer survivor, and now head and neck cancer survivor. He has been an oncology nurse for 27 years.
BETH’S STORY – BETH’S JOURNEY WITH PANCREATIC CANCER
Beth is married to Lance and has three sons. She was diagnosed with Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Cancer in October 2011. It is a rare form of cancer that only 5% of patients are diagnosed with. Because it is difficult to diagnose pancreatic tumors due to the location of the pancreas and late developing symptoms, the cancer had metastasized to stage lV. Her family updated this blog until her death in February 2016.
This website hosts a variety of pancreatic cancer blogs. Read through and you’re sure to find someone with a similar journey to yours.
Arnie Vered is an Ottawa businessman who is president of Arnon Corporation, and community leader. The blog is a chronicle of the journey of his battle with Pancreatic Cancer since being diagnosed on March 21, 2013. He hopes to provide inspiration for others and for others to provide him with added inspiration.
Tonia is a wife and mother of 2 daughters. She enjoys running, and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013. She has been cancer-free for 5 years now. She writes about running, not running, and a variety of other topics.
The blogger uses the pseudonym of Carrie Ng Grace to blog about a woman’s battle with pancreatic cancer. She has since passed away, but the blog is still linked to Pancreatic Cancer Canada’s website and followers still continue to comment on posts.
Lindsay was diagnosed in October 2010 with pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer. At the time of her diagnosis, the cancer had spread from her pancreas to both lobes of her liver. With cancer, there are generally only two categories of living patients: patients and survivors. She decided she didn’t fit fully into either of these categories, so she made up a new one: She is a liver. She lived her life to its fullest until she passed away in May 2014.
Gisele was diagnosed with pancreatic Cancer at age of 29. It is usually occurs in men over 60 years old, and in people who drink and smoke, but she is female, don’t drink and don’t smoke. She said, “The difficult part of having cancer isn’t the actual disease; it’s figuring out what to do once you’ve survived.”
Liver & Pancreas Surgeon – Dr. Mark Fraiman, MD, MBA
Dr. Mark Fraiman is a board certified liver and pancreatic surgeon in Baltimore, MD. Practicing for over 20 years, he is recognized as an expert in pancreatic and liver conditions and is one of the few doctors in the Baltimore area performing these surgeries.
The Pancreatic Cancer Journey Blog is a mini-journal about living with pancreatic cancer. It’s honest, funny, heart-wrenching and real.