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I Had Cancer Guidelines

We're all here for similar reasons - we've been touched by cancer in some way. It’s up to all of us to show each other that no one is alone. Your IHadCancer profile is your own place to call home during this crazy thing called cancer, we just ask that you keep these simple guidelines in mind when participating.

1. Always Be Nice. This is a place for connections and conversations – we encourage you all to talk openly but please remain considerate in all of your engagement. Don’t post obscene, hateful or objectionable content. Abuse and disrespect will not be tolerated in the IHC community and is subject to deletion and user removal at our discretion.

2. Be a Good Friend. The IHC community is a family. Please remember to be a good friend to the connections you make on IHC. Ask questions that you wish someone would ask you; if you can’t find the right words to say, send a hug, it can speak louder than words. A simple gesture goes a long way.

3. Don't Spam. This includes sending unsolicited messages of any nature, posting links to unrelated content, promoting a survey, fundraiser or product where it shouldn’t be promoted. If you aren’t sure if something is appropriate to post, e-mail us and we’ll let you know.

4. Think Before You Post. Everything you post on IHadCancer is secure, but it is up to you to monitor how much or how little information you are sharing about yourself and your experience. Please don’t share personal or identifiable information like your mailing address or your full name and don’t share other member’s information.

5. If You See Something, Say Something. We work hard to make sure these guidelines are followed closely but if you see something that doesn’t’ feel right to you, please let us know. We review every report we receive and will take anything you say to heart. We promise.

6. Be Open. Welcome newcomers and help guide them through this journey based on your own experience. Whether you are a survivor, fighter, caregiver or supporter, you have valuable information that can very well help someone else who is just beginning the cancer journey. Be open to sharing experiences and give someone else the gift of your time.

Thanks for being a part of our community. It’s up to all of us to ensure that IHadCancer remains a place for us all to call home when dealing with the ups and downs of a cancer diagnosis.

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ChristopherRedding Connect

Fighter: Prostate Cancer

Hey Cancer, you began in my prostrate and after you devoured half of it, you saw the grass was greener on the other side. My bladder was near and after a taste, you decided to leave where you started and off you went seeking a jucier pasture post haste. Oh your a evil pacman, you PC cancer thug, with glee you covered my left ureter and blocked my left kidney leaving the right one to shoulder the load. But you also have a taste for pelvic bone or so it seems, as three of you have made a foray into my hip and set up a three part advanced party for more to follow no doubt. But your mistake was your greed and your gluttony which showed your hand. So when I had trouble peeing, I got to to thinking, hey, just a minute, something ain't right! And that's when I found you, like a judas in my midst. A two face backstabber who makes you feel everything is alright to your face. Like a spy undermining your attempts at a healthy lifestyle and laughing all the while. So now I know and have begun fight back. I may never be free of you but now I know what you are, where you are and what you don't like. It's out in the open, you're a bully. I was bullied a school for too long until I finally learnt that bullies don't like being confronted. So here is a punch in the face PC, and there is more coming. I'm Christopher Redding and I'm a fighter