Please use this Wizard to join YANA - You Are Not Alone Now and to tell your story.
The Wizard will take you through the entry process step by step. After you have read and understood the information on each page use the Next button to advance to the next page, or the Previous button to go back and review something you have a question about.
During this process you will learn important information about.
Personal privacy and the internet
What details are important to include in your story
How to enter and submit your story using an easy to use form
Thank you for your time and interest in YANA - You Are Not Alone Now.
If you have already shared your story and want to post an update, please go to the
UPDATE YOUR STORY page. When you update your story after you have joined YANA - You Are Not Alone Now you can use the UPDATE YOUR STORY link at the top of each page on the site.
Personal Privacy And The Internet
Personal privacy is an important consideration when posting on the Internet. Search engines such as Google look for information which matches the query which has been entered. If you use your real name when posting your story on YANA – You Are Not Alone Now anyone will be able to find it and read it by entering your name into a search engine.
If protecting your real name and personal information is important to you, use a fake name or just your first name and your last initial instead of your full real name when posting your story. Do not put personal information such as your address or telephone number in your story.
If you select the YES option when asked the question in the final form “Do you wish to be a Mentor for YANA?” your e-mail address will be added to the bottom of your story. This will allow other men to exchange information with you. If your e-mail address can identify you, we would suggest that you set up another which does not. If you do not want your e-mail address published with your story, select the NO option when asked the question in the final form “Do you wish to be a Mentor for YANA?”
You must check the box below before proceeding to the next step.
I understand that my story on YANA and all personal information in it will be available to anyone using Google or any other internet search engine. I hereby give my permission to post my story on this site.
Details To Include In Your Story
You are welcome to tell your story anyway you wish to, but you may be interested to know that feedback from a poll showed the two areas of maximum interest to visitors are.
1. The reason for choosing the particular treatment you chose or are thinking of choosing.
2. If some time has passed since your diagnosis, the long term effects of your treatment.
There is less interest in how the treatment was carried out or the short term effects.
Some contributors have asked if they can put their pictures on the site - if you want the world to see what you look like, you can
send us a picture attached to an e-mail. Just a couple of points:
1. Many people are concerned about privacy issues so be aware your picture could be downloaded off the site. If you are including anyone other than yourself in your picture, please make sure that they are happy with that.
2. Please identify yourself clearly, if and when you send in your shot, by the name you use for your experience story.
Please Join Us
The form to post your story is on the next page. Please answer all required questions. Your story will not be transmitted if you do not do this.
In particular, please be sure to enter your e-mail address accurately, since it will be used to access your story in the future.
There is one optional question concerning your Partner's name which may be omitted.
You may find it easier to use the TAB key to move through the fields.
For help answering any questions, click on the question-mark () icon.
After entering your information, press the SEND button at the bottom of the page. Your story will be posted to the site as soon as possible.
There are sometimes unavoidable delays since there are only two of us and problems may develop between our Internet service provider and yours, so if you haven't seen your story appear within 48 hours, please mail us.