• Has anyone explored the Cancer Survivors Network through the American Cancer Society?

    Asked by BuckeyeShelby on Tuesday, January 8, 2013

    Has anyone explored the Cancer Survivors Network through the American Cancer Society?

    I was playing around on the ACS website and noticed this site. Has anyone either joined or explored? I like our site, but was curious about whether that one is as worthwhile as our group here.

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I have been a member there for over a year, but am not nearly as active there as here. There membership is huge and as a result their discussion threads may be thousands of posts long and there are gazillions of them and because of that they are also categorized into hundreds of different boards. I like there navigation and formats but unless you sit at your computer 24/7, it is just impossible to keep up and you waste way to much time trying to follow the thread through hundreds of posts.

      almost 4 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      I joined there a few months prior to WhatNext. Members aren't as active there are they are here. Great site though....

      almost 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      OK Ms. Buckeye, your not going and cheatin on us are you??!!

      Ha ha, I actually am a member there myself, and was about the same time I joined WhatNext. I can't say exactly why, but I gravitated towards WhatNext. As Nancy said, the threads can get looonnnggg and I just found myself tuning in here more and more.

      We have a great site here, if I do say so myself, and more new and pretty things are coming this week.

      (that's what the news business calls a "tease")

      almost 4 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      After reading what Nancy & Greg have to say, I apparently don't know how to use CSN becuase I didn't see much activity when I was on....

      almost 4 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar

      No I haven't... I had a hard time for a while figuring out why I was still here and many who I'd come to know weren't. Then I was inspired to write...

      Why Me?
      by Carol Notermann

      The tech had said excuse me. I’ll be back in just a bit.
      I lay there with my hand in God’s, and hoped this wasn’t it.
      A man walked in “to take a look” and it was then I knew
      That this cancer that I feared, was now in my life too.

      “OH GOD! WHY ME? I’m so not brave.”
      I screamed inside my brain.
      My family, my life, came rushing by –
      Like a loud and speeding train.

      I turned to God, still holding tight the hand that held to mine.
      And then the Lord did answer; His answer was sublime.
      “WHY NOT?” He said - as he still held tightly to my hand.
      “I’ll never let you go! See there are my footprints in the sand.”

      And together we did walk through those next two busy years.
      He gave me a special doctor. A doctor without fears.
      I listened and followed the doctor. His smile was warming to see.
      He and the staff at that clinic, were smiling always at me.

      And soon came the words I had prayed for, the words that filled me with glee.
      “You Carol are a “survivor”. All tests show you’re still cancer free.”
      I smiled and I laughed and I hugged, this doctor who God blessed with skill.
      There are no good words to thank him, but I know in prayer that I will.

      Then my mind went to the others, the ones who fought till the end.
      They fought quietly, valiantly - then went home to the Lord in the end.
      “OH GOD! WHY ME?” Why have I been so blessed? Why me?
      “WHY NOT?” was His simple response, and His Glory was all I could see.

      almost 4 years ago

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