Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Top 10 Skin Cancer Bloggers

This blog has never been about trying to gain attention for myself. It started as therapy, a way to cope with the intense fear that was burying me. It served as a tool to inform my friends and family of the roller coaster ride we were on. As many of you unfortunately know, having to repeat the same bad news over and over again starts to take its toll on you. I started this blog for selfish reasons: I wanted to make my life a little easier.

It wasn't long before I started using the blog to raise awareness about melanoma. I wanted people to see that melanoma isn't always the cut-it-out-and-you'll-be-fine type of cancer. It's sneaky, incurable, and fast. I wanted to share the daily struggles, the fears, the latest surgery scars and scan results. I wanted people to see that at only 23, I was paying for that tan I just had to have.

I never expected this blog to open so many opportunities for me to raise melanoma awareness. I'm just a Virginia gal who loves to write. I write from my heart, which sometimes pisses people off. I admit my fears. I share the latest news. I bitch. I cry. I live.

This blog has surprised me in many incredible ways.

Today, it surprised me yet again...



Today, Sharecare named the top 10 skin cancer bloggers. I came in at number 2! How I made this list, I don't have the slightest clue. According to the press release, "Officially known as "Social HealthMakers," these bloggers are among the most influential people in health and wellness on the Web, according to a ranking system based on more than 100 individual metrics."

The list is made up of mostly doctors; however, a few of my melanoma friends were recognized as well! Katie of Pretty in Pale and Susan of Jillian's Journey with Melanoma. I'm so proud of them. If you haven't checked out their blogs, do so. 

I want to thank all of you for reading my words, sharing my page, and continuing to follow me during these last 2 years. I wouldn't have made this list without you.


15 comments:

Al said...

This is fantastic Chelsea! Congrats...very well deserved!

Thandi said...

Great job. Good to know your voice really IS being heard! Though none of us readers ever doubted it. :-)

Nancy Jorden said...

I know someone who needs help finding a skin cancer treatment. Do you know where I can help them? Thank you.

Marry Mint said...

This is so inspiring. I was diagnosed with stage 3b melanoma in 2009 and just recently found the courage to begin blogging about my experiences. I want my blog to be positive and refreshing and show that life can/does go on! Thank you so much.

Do you have any tips for me as a new blogger?
http://marrymint.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Congratulations and well deserved. I've been diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma as well as Squamous Cell Carcinoma. I abused my skin and am now paying the price. Thanks so much for bringing awareness to skin cancer.

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Kristen Dockery said...

I never imagined that I would be diagnosed with skin cancer as a 23 year old. It was the most devastating day of my life. I felt like my life was over. Thank you for this inspiring blog that I can turn to when things get hard and know that I am never alone. http://www.mohscollege.org

Sergio Freddson said...

My grandfather had Melanoma as a young adult and has some nasty scars from the experience. He has stories similar to yours - scans, tests, biopsies, etc. I think it's fantastic that you've decided to raise awareness about the real-life struggles. Good luck to you!

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Natalie Cornwall said...

Great list. These are definitely worth visiting and reading. I knew some people who are currently suffering with skin cancer. I want to share them these bloggers sites so they can read something they can relate and somehow get their strength from the people who have suffered with this disease. This post is also a good resource just like this videographic I found http://www.pulseuniform.com/community/skin-protection.asp which I think will help many.

Jorge Perez said...

I'm 38 years old and just got diagnosed withSquamous Cell Skin Cancer. I had it removed with Surgery. Thanks so much for bringing awareness to skin cancer.

priya said...

Thank for sharing such nice blog it will bringing awareness about skin cancer

Adam said...


My girlfriend basal cell skin cancer. Does this difficult and terrible skin disease can be cured ? Thanks for sharing this post.

Alice said...

Nice post..

Skin cancer signs said...

I think that only human who has a skin cancer can write about it and tell us how to act in that situaction. Also it can be doctors, who has saw a lot of situations. I think that for example me can not be blogger and write about skin cancer.. It does not matter how much will I read about it. It is two different things to survive it, or saw a lot of humans who has it and it is very different to read about it ant tell others what to do.. But you do not know is it working or not.

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