23 Best Breast Cancer Blogs of 2012
The brave women and families in the blogs listed here are dedicated to sharing their personal journeys with readers so that no one else has to feel like a statistic.
23 Best Breast Cancer Blogs of 2012
As many as 12% of women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. This terrible statistic – about 1 in 8 – has affected more than just the numbers spouted on websites. It has affected the lives of women everywhere.
The brave women and families in the blogs listed here are dedicated to sharing their personal journeys with readers so that no one else has to feel like a statistic. Read about their first minutes coping with the diagnosis, the true impact of chemotherapy, the triumph of recovery, and the pain of relapse. Then cheer them on to the cancer-free finish line.
The Best Breast Cancer Ever
Shari Lindars has The Best Breast Cancer Ever, and she doesn’t care who knows it. This brave mama has tackled the diagnosis, the surgery, and now the chemo with a can-do attitude and her head held high. From honest discussions of going bald to working through the emotions of a new appearance, Shari provides a no-holds-barred introduction to her life with cancer.
This mother is taking each new challenge into the boxing ring and knocking them out with a quick one-two. Stop by to let her know that she’s doing a great job winning the fight.
Dancing with Cancer
Jill has been dealing with cancer for a long time. Now in her fourth bout, she has been Dancing with Cancer on and off since 1999. She knows the risks, she knows the ropes, and if anything, she’s only getting better with practice. Cancer just keeps coming back for more, no matter how seriously it was out-danced in the past.
This cancer champion knows a few things about coping, caring, and chemo. Hopefully, this will be the last dance with cancer in a long and happy life for this blogger. After all, its much more fun to dance with friends!
I Survived Damn Near Everything
Carole Sanek meant what she said when she picked I Survived Damn Near Everything as her blog title. Spunky, courageous, and funny, this is one breast cancer survivor who has dug her heels in the sand and taken a true liking to the mantra “Never say die.”
She knows firsthand that life often gives lemons, but even with a second lump under investigation, she is still planning to make some killer lemonade. This blog is not for the faint-hearted, but then again, most breast cancer survivors don’t have that problem. Rock on, Carole.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer is truly about living. Dedicated to helping women live as long and as well as possible despite breast cancer, the organization works to promote health, healing, peace, and companionship. Visit this site for hope and a wonderful compilation of personal success stories and opportunities to get involved.
Every woman deserves to live beyond her cancer, to achieve her dreams and goals despite a terrible setback. With this group ready and waiting in the wings, that happy outcome will be a whole lot more doable for women across the country.
Chemobrain is something many breast cancer patients can relate to – blogger AnneMarie especially so. A survivor with a passion for helping others, she has brought her blog a long way in the past few years. She makes no apologies for her opinions on treatment, healing, and surviving.
Strong advocacy and character meet verve and pep on Chemobrain. Stop by to stay up on breast cancer research, treatment news, and the opinions of a woman who has her life – and her cancer – under control. One thing is for sure – she’s got the spirit of a survivor.
Nancy Stordahl knows about breast cancer from more than one point of view. After losing her mother to it in 2008, she adjusted to life with her own diagnosis in 2010. Nancy’s Point takes a unique perspective, since this blogger can speak both about the grief of losing a parent to breast cancer and the stress of handling her own diagnosis and treatment.
Follow her on her poignant journey, enjoy photos of the lake and her furry friends, and stay informed about the latest in breast cancer news. Nothing gets past Nancy!
The Accidental Amazon
The Accidental Amazon’s success is no accident. Kathi – talented blogger, physical therapist, and techie artist extraordinaire – means business when it comes to breast cancer. She’s one lady who can’t be beat, and she is bent on making a difference in the breast cancer community.
A survivor and no-nonsense commentator, Kathi tells all with passion, attitude, and pizzazz. Just a few posts in and you will have run the gamut of human emotions; she keeps the punches rolling and is in no mood to stop any time soon.
Uneasy Pink makes no excuses for Katie Ford Hall’s opinions and her struggles to make peace out of the chaos that is cancer. She has her uneasy moments, but this tough cookie always lands right side up.
This blog is raw, honest, and unafraid. Katie pushes the limits to force the world a little closer to a true cure instead of just a great ad campaign. Uneasy or not, this blog shows the real passion behind the color pink. Stop by to let Katie Ford Hall readjust your rose-colored glasses.
ChemoBabe is not about pretty pink ribbons. It’s about fighting in mortal combat against the enemy of the century. To this impassioned blogger, beating cancer is as much due to your state of mind as to the chemotherapy. Thankfully, her state of mind is ready for a hardcore battle.
Her writing is touching and gripping, her emotions are raw and compelling, and her goal is a noble one. The warrior within each woman with breast cancer will find renewed energy and food for the fight of their lives at ChemoBabe. No whip required.
My Breast Cancer Blog
My Breast Cancer Blog is full of thoughtful comments about life with a dark passenger: breast cancer. Jacki has recovered from the physical blight of her cancer, but it is clear in her powerful posts that once it has made an entrance, life is never the same. She has a singular take on the aftermath of this illness, and her photographs and pithy reflections put everything in perspective.
My Breast Cancer Blog speaks of one woman’s daily life, but after a few minutes of browsing, readers will discover that Jacki’s experiences are those of survivors everywhere. Thanks for putting words to them!
Caroline’s Breast Cancer Blog
Caroline has her own list of aches, pains, and the cancer bug, but she’s not letting it stop her. This survivor has a few bones to pick with the medical community, though, and she’s not letting anything slide. Advocate, blogger, and awareness junkie extraordinaire, Caroline has big plans for cancer: its end.
Caroline’s Breast Cancer Blog has no shortage of provocative, detailed discussion about what’s new in breast cancer treatments, diagnosis, and everything else she feels motivated to scrutinize. Cancer should know by now that Caroline does what she wants – and does it well!
Darn Good Lemonade
Mandi may have been handed one awful pair of lemons, but she sure is determined to make some Darn Good Lemonade. Getting the bad news at just 30 years old is one tough break, but this brave woman has weathered the storm with a smile on her face (most of the time).
Follow Mandi’s inspiring story as she works through the readjustment phase and offers her tips to other women going through diagnosis, surgery, hair loss, chemo, and the works. She has landed on her feet and is helping others do the same – stop by for some Darn Good Lemonade!
The Breast Blog in the World
Hester Tingey is cheeky, hilarious, and refreshing. The Breast Blog in the World is forward, bold, and utterly addictive. Together, they make one heck of a combo. Follow her attitude-filled diary to get a true look at talent and boundless energy.
This fabulous woman somehow sheds a humorous light on everything from hair loss to hacking up a lung, and her writing style is all her own. Hester, when you write a book, we’ll be standing in line to buy it. Promise!
Let Life Happen
Barbara Jacoby has decided to Let Life Happen, in the best possible way. Survivor of both breast cancer and domestic abuse, this is one woman who won’t let the bad keep her down. Resilient, empowered, and hopeful, Barbara knows she has a lot to live for, and wants to make sure you do, too.
This blog covers so much more than breast cancer; it examines all of the things that matter in women’s lives, whether they are fighting them tooth and nail or sitting back to Let Life Happen. Stop by for inspiration, motivation, and an excellent reminder of what life is all about.
Miracle Survivors is the brainchild of mother and author Tami Boehmer. When she faced a deadly diagnosis, she went in search of people who had been there, done that, and lived to tell about it. She put their stories into a terrific book and then, soon enough, she joined the ranks of Miracle Survivors.
Learn how Tami overcame her greatest fears and her worst medical news to embrace a life of positivity, hope, and determination. Share in her reflections and inspirational stories by reading her blog, and take comfort in the knowledge that you, too, can become a Miracle Survivor.
My Fabulous Boobies!
Nicole McLean has spunk and more than a dash of ‘tude. Her tribute to life in the post-breast cancer adjustment phase (which is…forever) takes center stage in her entertaining and touching blog, My Fabulous Boobies! She’s energetic and her no-nonsense approach to everything from fighting cancer to living single is a true treat to read.
Check out her posts to re-energize, sympathize, and remember that breast cancer is more than a disease – it is life-altering, earth-shattering madness. Without inspiring bloggers like Nicole to lead the way, the rest of us could be lost in the dark.
Not Just About Cancer
Laurie Kingston knows now better than ever that life is Not Just About Cancer. She even wrote a book about it, letting the entire world know that she’s Not Done Yet. Her blog is absolute proof of this fact, filled with family videos, tributes to the lovely things in life, and wonderful remission anniversary reflections.
Laurie seems to have life under control, and she may have gotten that far by loving life so dearly despite – or perhaps because of – its unpredictability. Stop by to see what’s cookin’ on her site today. When a blog is Not Just About Cancer, any topic is fair game!
Catherine Brunelle is a free-spirited, freelancing survivor of BumpyBoobs. A feature blogger for Canada’s Facing Cancer Together, she is honest, open, and refreshingly opinionated. In addition to talk of BumpyBoobs, she writes of family, traveling, and finding the true place her heart will call home.
Catherine seems fragile and fierce at the same time, and her writing is as raw and determined as any 28-year-old cancer veteran’s should be. Stop by for inspiration, a laugh, and a wonderful sense of companionship rivaled only by having your best friend at your side. Keep it up, Catherine!
Breast Cancer? But Doctor…I Hate Pink!
Ann is a self-described “breast cancer asskicker in stilettos and denim,” which ought to say it all right there. It should be no surprise that this uproarious and brilliant blogger is the genius behind Breast Cancer? But Doctor…I Hate Pink!
She is irreverent, sassy, and as cool as it gets. She is rocking the boat, taking names, and setting the field of cancer commentary ablaze with her fiery attitude and sheer daring. To say that this woman won’t go quietly into the night is an understatement – one her blog puts to rest with every single loud and proud word. Asskicker, indeed.
One Wig Stand
One Wig Stand has taken on a daunting mission: bringing awareness, support, and hope to the world of Lebanese women facing breast cancer. Determined to help change minds and save lives in the Middle East, this organization faces a tall order.
Blending fashion with activism, this blog brings a new future into being – one with early detection, timely treatment, and more birthdays. Whether through their wigs or their wisdom, these bloggers have created a treasure trove of breast cancer stories, recipes, event notices, and health resources to their corner of the world. Bravo.
My Journey Past Breast Cancer
Debbie Emery knows a few things about life, love, and breast cancer. She knows that life is precious, even if it is scary. She knows that love for family (especially new grandbabies!) is the pinnacle of an individual’s purpose. She knows that breast cancer is a journey no one should walk alone.
My Journey Past Breast Cancer provides ample examples of her ability to combine these three things into one stellar story. Follow along with her recovery and thank her for writing the pure, honest truth of her trials with cancer. See how she won the war by engaging wholeheartedly in the battle.
Beyond Breast Cancer
This Lopsided Blogger is learning to live life Beyond Breast Cancer – with all of its bumps along the way. Recovery can be a you-know-what, and this blogger has no bones about telling it like it is. Feisty and fearless, she means what she says and plays for keeps.
Cancer makes a big dent in the Buick of life, but this blogger is not about to let an unfortunate collision with breast cancer take over the wheel. Cheer her on to the life she’s ready and raring to build, one blog post at a time.
My Wife’s Fight with Breast Cancer
Last but not least, this is a breast cancer blog written by a man about his wife’s fatal battle with a horrible disease. My Wife’s Fight with Breast Cancer has been controversial because of its startlingly honest, stunning photographs of the reality of life with cancer.
Fascinating and tragic, the portraits of Jennifer’s final years display Angelo Merendino’s crushingly beautiful love for the woman the whole world has come to know and admire. His talent and true understanding of the pain and precious moments born from a battle with cancer allow the photos to say it all, with grace and passion.
23 Best Breast Cancer Blogs of 2012 Closing
Breast cancer is a beast most women will never have to fight. But for the unlucky portion of women who do, these bloggers are holding their hands out to lift them to peace, hope, and victory. Arm yourself with the knowledge and advice every woman needs to face this terrible foe head-on, and use these terrific blogs as reminders that survivors are made every day.
Face your fears, fight your demons, and find the strength you need from these writers who have plenty of love and hope to spare. Then let them know how much you appreciate their struggles and their gifts to readers everywhere.