Lisa Bonchek Adams' death highlights benefits, risks of blogging about cancer

March 10, 2015 2:07 AM

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Lisa Bonchek Adams' death highlights benefits, risks of blogging about cancer

When a person is diagnosed with cancer, making meaning out of life and developing a broader social support structure can be powerful tools for coping. That was certainly the case for blogger Lisa Boncheck Adams, who lost her eight-year battle with breast cancer on Friday, March 6. Her blog was a place of refuge for her to chronicle her journey and to share support and advice for others.

"I was writing about the darker, richer emotions I was feeling -- aimlessness, fear, despair -- but also the dogged commitment to always be strong with an enthusiasm for life," Adams wrote in her last blog post.

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