This section of the American Cancer Society’s Web site comprises personal stories from cancer survivors that are published in an effort to share resources and offer hope and strength to others. By registering to become a member, which is free-of-charge, you can create your own web space, and populate it with your favorite “expressions”, including poems, photos, audio/video, and blog entries. You can also browse the Member Resource Library, which includes recommended books, events, videos and web sites, and view members’ personal Web pages and blogs to find others facing challenges similar to yours.
If you find a Web page that interests you, you can add that person to your “friends” list, e-mail that person, or add the Web page to your favorites list. Registering also allows you to post messages to the network’s discussion boards and participate in chat groups. There are discussion groups on virtually every type of cancer as well as on issues such as emotional support and cancer in the workplace. Registered users can control access to their personal information, such as their e-mail address, and networks are available in Chinese and Spanish, as well.