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Our Community Guidelines


The community discussion forums are a safe, welcoming place for everyone impacted by breast cancer.

Guidelines for using the community discussion forums

  1. Be upfront about who you are and why you are here. We want our members to feel comfortable posting and sharing here, and knowing that the people they’re talking to “get it” goes a long way toward making that happen. 
  2. Say hello and introduce yourself. If you are new, write a post to introduce yourself. If you see someone else is new, say hello. Share as much of your story as you’re comfortable with, and remember that by completing your profile and making your post signature public, you will be able to share more about your experience and find others facing a similar situation.
  3. Remember the forums are public. Do not use your real name; choose a unique username. We discourage members from posting any personally identifying information; such as phone numbers, email addresses, or home or work addresses. The level of anonymity you choose to operate under is up to you. For your safety and the safety of the rest of the community, we encourage you to use caution when posting personal or private information. For private information you may choose to share with other members, use the private message function. Of course, we also encourage you to use caution with the private message functions as well.
  4. There are lots of ways for you to participate on your own terms. We encourage you to post and comment on others’ posts, or start your own new discussion. We will invite you to attend events and meetups here. You can also participate in surveys and answer questions that are asked of our members. Please know that asks all third-parties to go through the appropriate channels to ask questions of our community. If you have questions about this process or want to share a survey, please contact
  5. A zero tolerance policy for bullying and/or abusive behavior is in place. You must be respectful of every person’s position. No name calling, no harassment, no personal attacks against other members or our moderators. Any violation of this policy will result in your immediate removal from the community discussion forums. 
  6. Imposters and people impersonating others or misrepresenting their experience with breast cancer will be removed. 
  7. Members are allowed one account and one account only, so please don’t create multiple accounts for yourself. We’ll delete additional accounts. If you forget your username or password, click “Reset your password” on the login page and follow the instructions.
  8. Post your own ideas and thoughts. If you share something that doesn’t belong to you or is copyrighted, make sure to cite your source. This also includes copyrighted images. Source and cite any studies, statistics, images, or information that you’re sharing. If the source you cite is not reputable, the moderators may ask you to delete the post.
  9. No cross-posting, please. Cross-posting means posting the same message in multiple categories or topics. Choose the single most appropriate category and topic for your post. 
  10. Spamming the forums or private messages with links, advertisements, or solicitations for businesses or services is not permitted. If we see spam or it is reported by other members, it will be removed and will result in the removal of your account. If you offer a service that you think would be beneficial to community members, contact for review.
  11. You may not collect any information about or intellectual property from other members for your own use, personal or otherwise without the express written consent of and its members. To obtain consent, please contact
  12. You may not upload or post files that contain viruses or worms that would harm members’ computer software or data. 
  13. You may not violate local, state, national, or international law in your use of the community discussion forums. 
  14. reserves the right to terminate or limit your access to the community without notice. 
  15. Please, if you are having thoughts of suicide or self-injury, please seek immediate professional assistance. You may call 911 (or, if not in the United States, the comparable emergency number in your country), visit a hospital emergency room, or call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 988. and our moderators are not in a position to assist you. 

In summary, please use common sense, treat others as you expect to be treated, and help us build a great community experience for everyone.

Our moderators are here to welcome members, encourage connections, share useful information, and facilitate conversations. The content on the discussion forums is largely user generated. Therefore, doesn’t endorse or take responsibility for the medical accuracy of the content on the discussion forums. We count on our members to encourage our values, follow guidelines, and protect the integrity of the discussions in our forums. Please private message or email us at with any concerns you have.

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