Boing Boing’s Xeni Jardin discusses the cost of cancer

The Boing Boing blogger hosted an open conversation about the personal and financial costs of cancer on Twitter. 


David Holmes


Published Apr 19, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 6:16 pm CDT

At the Daily Dot, we’re big fans of Storify. It’s both a tool we use to tell stories and a community of other storytellers. When the Web reacts to a big news event, we’ll use Storify to bring you the best recaps and explainers.

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Last December, after live-tweeting her first mammogram, Boing Boing Editor Xeni Jardin announced she’d been diagnosed with breast cancer. Ever since, Jardin has been blogging and tweeting about both her own cancer battle and the battles of others.

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In Jardin’s first-ever Storify, she recaps a “Twitter conversation” between her and her followers where they shared stories (some of them pretty horrific) about the financial burden caused by cancer, the inadequacies of the current U.S. health-care system, and what might be done about it.

Photo via @Xeni/Twitter

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*First Published: Apr 19, 2012, 3:05 pm CDT