Saturday, November 17, 2012

The purpose of this blog is to collect your stories about chemotherapy. Whether you are a cancer patient, a cancer survivor, a caregiver, or an oncologist, please send your stories to me at By sending the stories you are allowing me to publish them in full or in part on this blog. I may do some light editing for grammar or syntax prior to publication, but not change the meaning. You may withdraw your stories at any time if you change your mind or update them; just send me a follow-up email.

If you are a patient or survivor, I'd be curious about your expectations, your experiences, about how informed you were going into treatment and whether the treatment was better or worse than you expected it to be and whether it did what you thought it would do. Did chemo save your life or the life of a loved one? If you are an oncologist, please tell me candidly, and if you like anonymously, whether your experiences with chemotherapy matched your education about it, how you feel prescribing it for patients, and whether you would do it yourself if you found out you had cancer. I am interested in all kinds of chemo stories, good and bad, so both can be fairly represented. Please no rants, either for or against chemo, alternative medicine or conventional treatment.

I look forward to hearing from you.