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.
Survivor: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Dear Cancer, You were just part of my story but not my whole story!
Fighter: Other/Rare Cancer
Dear Cancer, Please go away Please dont come back to my life anymoreeee
Hey Central Nervous System Cancer (aka Brain Cancer), because of you the clinical trial I was put on to get rid of you has now left me with an artificial hip and relearning how to walk, edema in both legs, hyper skin sensitivity, osteoporosis, dry ev... [Read More]
Caregiver: Uterine or Endometrial Cancer
Cancer, You are at the bottom of a distant hill, signaling a war call, you may think my mom is alone, but there is a whole army that you can't see, you are about to get fucked up friend, you don't know who you are up against here. My mo... [Read More]
Hey Cancer, (DLBC) Lymphoma, I was cruising along in retirement so well, then I picked you up for an unintended ride. I dropped you off about six months ago. BUT, I still have your side effects..... you forgot to take them with you when you exited... [Read More]
Dear Cancer, I miss my grandmother every day. Why did you have to come in and take her away from me. A woman as bright as the sun, as sweet as honey, as firm as a handshake, and as loving as can be. I miss her smile, I miss her sweet southern accent,... [Read More]
How many times do I have to go through this? (Is the third time a charm?)
Survivor: Breast Cancer
Dear Cancer, I think I've got you beat. Yes, when it's time for a manual exam, or mammogram, you make me nervous, steal my sleep for the weeks and days before, and hey, Cancer - insidious evil cell that you are - you pretend to show up on t... [Read More]
Dear Cancer, You have taken so much...my vision, my career, my drivers license, my independence, my mental health. Friendships crumbled as they didn’t know what to say or do when they were faced with this new person. I look the same on the outs... [Read More]
Survivor: Breast Cancer
Dear Cancer ...you really do suck. You not only hit me once but you had to hit me again. Thankfully it was not as devastating as the first time. I did not have to endure Chemo again thank God. The first time was enough. Even though I was good for ... [Read More]