Beating Bowel Cancer’s forum is often described as a lifeline for bowel cancer patients and their families. Christine Balaba explains why.
July 21, 2016 – “When you’re diagnosed with a serious illness people often tell you not to google anything but I really needed support. I went to the internet and found the Beating Bowel Cancer forum and I’m so glad I did.
“Obviously there is a lot of scary stuff out there on the web and it’s important to have a website that you can trust like Beating Bowel Cancer and the forum.
“Everyone who is diagnosed should be sent the link. Your cancer nurse or team should tell you about the forum straight away. It’s so helpful from the very beginning of your journey and all the way through. I am trying to help spread the word.
“I’m based outside London and there aren’t that many support groups where I live, but the forum is almost better than a support group where you see the person.
“It is a very safe space and you can come up with topics that could be difficult to bring up when you’re face to face with somebody.
“You can be really frustrated and really down and it could be in the middle of the night but you know there is always somebody online who may be able to support you and may be able to give back to you because it can be such a lonely place sometimes dealing with something like this. Read more of this post