I’ve had a rash of friends and colleagues struggle with various forms of cancer (most notably, but not limited to, breast cancer) the past 24 months – I guess I’m of the age where this starts to be a real part of one’s life (fortunately I haven’t lost anyone to this, which is a testament to progress since “cancer” is no longer an automatic death sentence.)
Derek pointed me at MyCancerPlace – an online community for people with cancer. It’s another twist on the resurgence of the rapidly spreading community model. It looks like it has just launched and there’s not much content yet, but at first glance it’s well put together. If you – or a friend / family member has cancer, it’s worth taking a look.