About this blog

“The Cancerian: Reporting from the Nation of Cancer”, (The Cancerian) is intended as a blog for all people affected by cancer. My goal as the host of this blog is to inspire conversation with caring, honest and respectful people. Topics that may be discussed will be the numerous issues that impact the people affected by cancer including but not limited to societal, economic, psychological, and medical news, relationship, insurance, research, literature, media, pharmacological, current news, etc.

It is my intent to write on these topics at least weekly or more.

Since this is a new blog there are no archives yet. Please check back to this page often as it will change.

See my Bio page for more information about me.

Comment Policy

Your Privacy

Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Endorsement

Disclaimer of Warranty

Proprietary Rights

Colophon

Terms of Use

Modification

Comment Policy

The Cancerian reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.

This is a moderated blog, and all comments will be reviewed before they are posted to ensure compliance with this comment policy. Therefore, comments may not show up immediately. Be advised that The Cancerian cannot respond to all individual comments or questions on a routine basis.

My comment policy is designed to encourage respectful, constructive dialogue.

  • Be respectful. Comments will not be posted if they contain personal attacks, which include discriminatory, racist, offensive, obscene, inflammatory, unlawful or otherwise objectionable statements, language or content.
  • Stay focused. All viewpoints are welcome, but comments should remain relevant to the current topic being discussed. Only comments that relate to the topic being discussed will be posted, although you may comment on previous posts in the comment section of that post.
  • Tell the truth. If I am able to determine that comments contain or spread misleading or false information, they will not be posted. If you make an error, be up front about your mistake and correct it quickly, as this can help restore trust. When you see misrepresentations made by media, analysts or by other bloggers, you may certainly use this blog to point that out. Always do so with respect, stick to the facts and identify your appropriate affiliation. Here and in other areas of public discussion, make sure that what you are saying is factually correct.  I make no representation, however, that any comments are factually correct, and you agree that you will not rely on any comments being factually correct.
  • Be relevant. Repeated posting of identical or very similar content in a counter-productive manner (i.e. spam) is prohibited. Form letters will not be posted to this site.

I retain the right to determine which comments violate this comment policy. I also reserve the right to remove and/or not post comments for any reason whatsoever. The views expressed within posted comments do not necessarily reflect those of the author of this blog.

Thank you for taking the time to review my comment policy. I encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to hearing from you.

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Your Privacy

The Cancerian uses the WordPress blog platform. Visitors who post comments do not need to register, provide their names or supply any other personal information. The blog comments are not collected, processed or reported in any way. When visitors provide their names or other identifying information, that information will appear along with their comments.

Although WordPress offers some analytics and usage data, these reports do not include any personally identifiable information. The reports are password protected and only available to the author of The Cancerian. The WordPress privacy policy is available at: http://wordpress.org/about/privacy/

Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Endorsement

The material contained within this blog may include hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by public and private organizations and other persons. I will provide these links and pointers solely for your information and convenience. These pointers or references are not a personal endorsement of any product, person, or service nor is The Cancerian responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made therein.

This is my personal blog. Under no circumstances shall The Cancerian be liable for any loss, damage or harm caused by a User’s reliance on information obtained through this blog. It is the responsibility of User to evaluate the information, opinion, advice, or other Content available through this site.

When you select a link to an outside website, you are leaving the blog domain and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website.

Disclaimer of Warranty

THIS SITE, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN IT OR ANY SITE-RELATED SERVICE, IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITH ALL FAULTS, WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND HYPERLINKED WEBSITES.

LINDA ZERCOE, AND ANY OF HER AFFILIATES OR SPONSORS ARE NEITHER RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE SITE, AND/OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND/OR HYPERLINKED WEBSITES IS TO STOP USING THE SITE AND/OR THOSE SERVICES.

Although Linda Zercoe attempts to ensure the integrity and accurateness of the Site, she makes no guarantees whatsoever as to the correctness or accuracy of the Site. It is possible that the Site could include inaccuracies or errors, and that unauthorized additions, deletions and alterations could be made to the Site by third parties. In the event that an inaccuracy arises, please inform Linda Zercoe.

Proprietary Rights

The user acknowledges that The Cancerian blog site contains Content that is protected by copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed. All Content is copyrighted as a collective work under the U.S. copyright laws, and Linda Zercoe owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of such Content. User may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part. If no specific restrictions are displayed, Users may make copies of select portions of the Content, provided that the copies are made only for User’s personal use and that User maintains any notices contained in the Content, such as all copyright notices, trademark legends, or other proprietary rights notices. Except as provided in the preceding sentence or as permitted by the fair use privilege under the U.S. copyright laws (see, e.g., 17 U.S.C. Section 107), User may not upload, post, reproduce, or distribute in any way Content protected by copyright, or other proprietary right, without obtaining permission of the owner of the copyright or other propriety right.

You retain the ownership of your comments. You grant me a license to post your comments.  This license is worldwide, irrevocable, nonexclusive and royalty free.  You grant me the right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to a blog, in a book, a video or presentation. Please note that any information or material sent to this website will be deemed NOT to be confidential.

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My blog is built on WordPress 3.51 (self-hosted).  My theme is a custom version of Standard Theme. Adduci Studios worked with me on the customization and development of The Cancerian™ Shield and logo. The fonts used are Palo Alto for the header. My photo was taken by Nicole Best Photography

Terms of Use

THIS SITE AND RELATED SERVICES ARE PROVIDED SUBJECT TO YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THIS SITE WILL INDICATE YOUR TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PROMPTLY EXIT THIS SITE.

These Terms and Conditions are entered into in the State of California and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, exclusive of its choice of law rules. Each party to these Terms and Conditions submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in the County of Contra Costa in the State of California, and waives any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. In any action to enforce these Terms and Conditions, the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorney’s fees. In the event that any of the Terms and Conditions are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, those provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms and Conditions shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.

These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between Linda Zercoe and you pertaining to the subject matter of this Agreement.

As a condition of your use of this Site, you warrant to Linda Zercoe that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions.

Modification

Linda Zercoe reserves the right to make changes to the The Cancerian Web site, posted policies and these Terms of Use at any time without notice. The user agrees that each visit by a user to this Site is a new transaction governed by the terms of use linked on this Site at that time.  These Terms of Use were last revised on May 8, 2013.