Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Launch of Navigating Cancer Site

I'm pleased that a new free website for people touched by cancer has officially been launched today. And I'm equally proud that I am a contributor among this network of individuals. is a place where former and current cancer patients can share experiences, join groups and discussions, and, if so desired, can keep their loved ones up to date on how they are doing.

This site also allows patients to confidentially organize their appointments, treatment regimens, and current moods through its organizer's Daily Health Tracker. Patients can invite loved ones to check their current physical and emotional status.

The tagline of the site is, "Empowering Your Journey." As an advocate who tries to help others navigate through the medical-system maze, I am impressed with how this site helps empower patients.

The website is below, or just click on the Navigating Cancer badge.

Beth L. Gainer is a professional writer and has published numerous academic and magazine articles, as well as an essay on her breast cancer experience in the anthology Voices of Breast Cancer by LaChance Publishing. She writes about a potpourri of topics, including motherhood and her Chinese adoption experience at, and her cat Hemi blogs at Beth teaches writing and literature at Robert Morris University in the Chicago area. She has a guest posting on The World's Strongest Librarian at

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