Calling all blogs

Somewhere on the road

I find it gratifying that Being Cancer still get over a hundred visits a day even when I don’t write new posts for days at a time.  Of course, the most popular feature of this site is the list of personal cancer blogs, my mega-cancer blogroll that has become a unique resource on the web.  This feature takes a lot of time and energy to maintain and build.

So I would like to make a special appeal to blog visitors to help me to build and expand this list.  Please refer me to blogs that are not yet on my list.  The most convenient way might be to copy and paste the URL or web address.  Or else you could just refer me to the blogroll on a particular website.

As the summer winds down, I plan to wind up my efforts to build the Cancer Blogs lists.  My goal is to build past 1000 cancer blogs.  I will probably break the feature down into three or four separate pages to make them easier to navigate, maybe even changing the tabs to reflect on which page a particular cancer can be found – i.e.  Cancer Blogs A – D, E – K, L – O, P – U.

Halfway through the history of this blog, I changed my criteria to include cancer blogs which were no longer active but were still published and accessible.  Blogs can cease to be active due to the death of the blogger, but also because the blogger is in remission and no longer feels the need to blog.  These blogs are still valid and useful as legitimate, honest histories of persons who endured specific episodes of cancer.  Nonetheless, I will strive to include the status of each blog, the date of diagnosis, and the specific sub-type of the cancer.

We are all in this together.  Together we can do things that can’t be done individually.  Take care, Dennis


About Dennis Pyritz

Dennis W. Pyritz, RN, BA, BSN, has been a cancer nurse since 1987 and a cancer and bone marrow transplant survivor since 2004. In December 2001 he was diagnosed with t-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (T-PLL), a rare aggressive form of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Dennis was treated with the then new monoclonal antibody, alemtuzumab (Campath) as this disease has a median survival of 7.5 months. He achieved a 26 month remission but relapsed in February 2004. He was retreated with Campath and went into a second remission. In August 2004 he underwent an allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplant with his brother, Mark, as donor. Dennis has remained in remission since - a near miracle. Throughout his career as cancer nurse and patient, Dennis has had the opportunity to speal to both lay and professional groups. Dennis has spoken on cancer topics and survival issues across the country as well as in the United Kingdom, Norway, Austria, Portugal, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Trinidad, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Cyrpus, Israel, and India.


Calling all blogs — 1 Comment

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Dennis. I don’t know if it will help anyone with their cancer journey, but perhaps it will help those who are grieving the loss of their spouse. My husband fought a ten-month battle with kidney cancer before he went home to Heaven in March.

    Be well.

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