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Posting Guidelines

Cancer Support Forum

Facing Cancer Together | Posting Guidelines
Facing Cancer Together is a diverse community of women, their families and their friends, all united in their journey with cancer.  Please be respectful. Creating a safe and welcoming is environment the responsibility of all of us who use the forums. Inappropriate posts will be removed.

Sharing your real name is entirely up to each individual. It is our intent to protect the real-world identity and privacy of anyone who wishes to maintain online anonymity.
Please respect the rights of others to hold beliefs and perspectives that might be different from yours. Our members are of many nationalities, ages, and cultures.

Within our cancer support forum, we support the broadest range of perspectives and expression. Please bear in mind, however, that some language and conduct is still considered inappropriate.

Advertising, solicitation, commercial posts, and spam are not permitted and will be removed. Please do not post links for the purpose of selling, soliciting or promotion. Please do not make posts of an overtly political or religious nature or posts promoting advocacy of particular personal, medical, legal, religious, political, or non-profit cause.

Respect for others’ privacy here is essential. We will not allow solicitation of names and addresses or other personal information for commercial purposes. Do not reveal personal information, including e-mail addresses, about other members that would identify them in the real world and which they have not otherwise made public online.

No Medical Advice
Please do not post offering medical advice, medication advice, or psychiatric advice. As well, please do not use the cancer support forum to give or ask for professional medical or psychiatric advice. If you have medical concerns, please consult with your physician. If you are a medical professional, please remember the forums are for peer support only and not to be used for distributing professional medical advice and/or using the forum to represent your professional services.

These forums are the property of Facing Cancer Together and the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletries and Fragrance Association Foundation with sponsorship by Shoppers Drug Mart.

Posting Tips
Please avoid writing using all UPPERCASE. In the online world, UPPERCASE is considered the written equivalent of SHOUTING and is also difficult to read. By using uppercase and lowercase letters, others will be able to read your posts easily.

Please break up your posts with paragraphs. A 400 word run-on sentence is very difficult to read. Your posts are important and members will likely skip over what you have to say if your posts are hard to read.

Please don’t post private information. Use caution about posting your phone number, address or personal information.

If you feel your message has been unreasonably deleted, or if you wish to complain about a post that you find offensive, then please get in touch with the moderators through our reporting system.