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What's new about the "new" CancerConnection.ca?

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Today I’d like to highlight some of the new features on the site. You’ll find that most of the changes were designed to make the site more user-friendly. It should now be easier to find the information you are looking for, to keep posts about similar topics in a single place, and to connect with people who may share your experience. Here are a few things you may have noticed already:

Before – there were separate groups to discuss specific kinds of cancer, plus a spot in the main discussion area called “You’ve got cancer”. People were unsure where to post.
Now – the diagnosis-specific groups have been closed. The main discussion area has dedicated sections for the major types of cancer. In the future we can add more types of cancer.  
 
Before – there were blogs. Many people were unfamiliar with the word “blog”, and were unsure what to post in a blog or how to set it up.
Now – we changed the name to “personal journal” and added a cheat sheet on how to set it up. Please note that even if your profile is “private” people who are logged in can read your journal. If you don’t want people to read your journal, please don’t create one. 
 
This is a new section of the site. I will use it to highlight topics that I hope will interest community members, and to help you stay up to date with what’s happening in the community. There are lots of plans for this section, but for now it’s a work-in-progress and I look forward to involving you in its development.
 
The new search members feature will help you find others with similar experiences. This might be others in your province, with your kind of cancer, other caregivers or patients. You choose what to search on and it finds members with those characteristics.

What feature do you like best about our new site? You can vote in the Question of the Week , leave a comment below, or add to the feedback about the site discussion 
 
Coming up in my next post – meet Nicole 

Heather




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Date Posted: Jul 4, 2014 at 7:18 AM BY PRINCE: It is hard, but also nice to see people survive cancer. I am sure many are in the same boat as I am....since June 20th for my brothers death...just more news keeps arriving on family and very close friends with cancer...just overwhelming. In one week, I leave on vacation for a Mediteranean cruise where we are doing a memorial service at sea for my father who also died of cancer. He was born on July 26th, my brother july 18th, so both were present in Venice long ago and it is where we are returning to put the ashes into the water on the 26th. On the 18th, we will pass Mount Vesuvias, where it was my brothers last climb on vacation, so also there will be some special events. I can say that since my brothers death, i have decided to participate in several events for cancer and will achieve to raise money....a minimum of 55,000$ since my brother died at the age of 55. I also did a bucket list of 55 things I should do in memory of my brother. I call it my healing journey of 55. Have a bright new day to everyone here in the community...
  • Posted Tue 21 Oct 2014 11:44 AM EDT
Date Posted: Jul 18, 2014 at 2:59 PM Thank you for sharing your story. I'm not sure if you are back from your trip yet, I hope it was a comforting and healing time for you and your family. Have you been able to cross a few items off the bucket list, yet? It's a wonderful tribute to your brother.
  • Posted Tue 21 Oct 2014 11:45 AM EDT

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