Social media & cancer is a topic I have written on before. In one of my earlier posts: Social Media & Social Good I wrote about how social media played a vital role during my personal recovery. Blogging, Facebook and Twitter were all outlets I used to find other fighters, ask questions of survivors and express myself during a very scary and difficult time.
Just yesterday I received my spring issue of Cure Magazine and inside found the following article: Social Media & Cancer: Finding Friends & Support. This article is fantastic and conveys the same message I have shared: social media provides a unique opportunity for those battling cancer. Its not just about researching your disease. You can connect with friends and family to keep them updated, receive messages of love and support from people around the world, ask questions of those who have had similar experiences and find resources to help you through a variety of problems.
Social media isn't just about promoting your business, sharing photos and telling people what you are doing. Because of social media hundreds of thousands of people, strangers even, are able to help each other battle a scary and powerful disease. Its a way to create an army of knowledge, support and information.
If you know someone facing cancer who is not using social media as part of their "treatment" please share the article and let them know about this new, unique, tool for fighting cancer.
Posted by Meaghan on Sunday, April 04, 2010