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Can Twitter Cure Cancer? The Real Story of Social Media's Impact on Cancer Patients

<i>Social media is changing the world!!</i> That's what people keep telling me. But is it true? Other than turning erstwhile normal 13-year-olds into …

Social networking makes it easier for patients to ask for help - CNN.com

Courtney Bugler, 33, wishes she had accepted more offers of help when she underwent cancer treatment.<p><b>Atlanta, Georgia (CNN)</b> -- Courtney Bugler moved from Illinois to Georgia while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer four years ago, but she didn't ask anyone except her husband for help packing …

Cancer patients on Twitter: a novel patient community on social media. - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>Patients increasingly turn to the Internet for information on medical conditions, including clinical news and treatment options. In recent …

New Social Network Connects Cancer Survivors, Patients And Supporters

Nowadays there are social networks for just about every kind of person and interest, but here’s one we haven’t seen before: a social network dedicated to cancer. “I Had Cancer” is the Facebook for cancer survivors, patients, and their family and friends.<p>I Had Cancer, which launched its beta version …

Social media gives voice, hope to young cancer patient

It has been a long four-year journey for 16-year-old Lauren Scott, who doctors say is dying of cancer.<p>Lauren, who goes by the name “Lola,” was diagnosed in December 2009 with metastic retroperitoneal undifferentiated soft tissue sarcoma. She has endured 36 radiation treatments, five different …

Cancer Survivorship in the Age of YouTube and Social Media: A Narrative Analysis

Monitoring Editor: Gunther Eysenbach<p>Reviewed by Peter Schulz and Lorna Gibson<p>Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou, MPH PhD,1 Yvonne Hunt, MPH PhD,2 Anna Folkers, …

NieNie Dialogues

About 10 minutes from the Harlow House is the Haw River,<p>which is a tributary of The Cape Fear River.<p>It's a slow river that I drive across almost …

10 things your charity needs to know about social media

Social media has a life of its own – it's been estimated that in 2014 there will be 1.82bn social network users around the globe and while everyone's on it, charities want to be on top of it.<p>We ran a live Q&A on Friday 11 July to explore how charities can maximise their social media impact and …