A cancer diagnosis can make one feel isolated and frightened, particularly if family and friends are far away. It is often a lifesaver when a support group is available, to share one’s thoughts and ask or discuss questions, which otherwise might remain unanswered. However, support groups are not always available in every location or the timing isn’t right. Then, the CISS Chatroom may be a very welcome alternative to a support group.
In the CISS Chatroom, you can share thoughts and feelings with other individuals diagnosed with cancer, family members and friends. This facility allows you to interact with others online, real time. You simply use your given name or you might prefer to use a nom de plume if you wish to remain anonymous. However, you will need to register as a CISS member first, before you can access the Chatroom facility, as CISS is committed to ensure a confidential and safe environment for all participants. Once you are a financial member of CISS, please follow the prompts to access the CISS Chatroom.
On a regular basis and at specified times (click), a qualified CISS Facilitator will moderate a chat, to facilitate online support.
Ever wanted to ask a question, to solve a problem you couldn’t find an answer to yourself or to get other opinions on a difficult subject? Maybe you want some assistance in researching a problem? The CISS Forum may be just the place to ask! You simply post a question on the Forum and wait for responses from interested parties with similar experiences or knowledge to come back to you.
The process is anonymous, as responses are automatically posted on the Forum below each question posed. All questions and answers are dated in chronological order and therefore easy to find or follow. Similarly to the Chatroom, you will need to register as a CISS member first (i.e. name, e-mail address, postcode and country) to use the Forum, as CISS is committed to ensure a confidential and safe environment for all participants. Just follow the link to the CISS Forum.