Medicine in Social Media
Cancer in Social Media
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Cancer is the 4th cause of death globally as more than 8 million people die from cancer year by year. The amount of cancer-related content online is huge but finding relevant resources takes time and efforts. Webicina helps you by featuring the most relevant cancer social media resources.

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Cancer Community Sites, FaceBook Groups and Forums



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CancerForward


  • Description: "The Foundation For Cancer Survivors is a free network for cancer survivors, caregivers and their families that supports rehabilitation through education and information exchange."
  • Quality: Description, contact information, archives are available.

CancerForward

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Cancer Compass


  • Description: "Within CancerCompass you'll find a thriving community of more than 15,000 people connected to the latest cancer news, cancer information, decision support resources, and most importantly, each other."
  • Content: Decision support resources, disease and interest-specific community message boards, personalized web pages and Cancer news
  • Quality: A community of more than 15,000 people.

CancerCompass

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My Cancer Place


  • Description: "My Cancer Place is the only place to join a community of people with cancer, share information, give and receive support, learn from the experiences of others, and create a free web page with text and photos that you can change anytime."
  • Content: Personalized web pages, forums, polls, groups, galleries, resources and events.
  • Quality: Cancer Monthly was founded by Michael Horwin who lost his son to brain cancer in 1999. MyCancerPlace was created because it became clear that cancer patients and families needed a central place to share information and connect with each other.

My Cancer Place

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The Cancer Group


  • Description: "CancerGroup.com, offers a unique solution to cancer patients' need for scientific medical information. This powerful tool uses the scientific studies published by the medical community to generate research-based, personalized reports about treatment options, protocols, potential side effects, and expected outcomes. Armed with this information, patients can participate with their doctors in making informed educated treatment decisions."
  • Content: Cancer topics and doctor reviews
  • Quality: "Editorial content (reviews, clinical trials, news stories, disease summaries) is chosen based on research that has either appeared in peer-reviewed journals or passed a scientific review process before presentation at a medical conference. If questions persist about the quality of the data or the relevance of the story, editorial advisors are consulted. Based on the input from our editorial advisors, either the reporting process begins or the story is dropped. During the reporting process, comment from a source not affiliated with the primary researchers is required for inclusion in the story to provide an unbiased perspective."

The Cancer Group

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Know Cancer


  • Description: "Know Cancer is dedicated to connecting, educating and empowering all people affected by the many forms of cancer. Through the power of knowledge and collective wisdom we will help people to prevent, endure and survive cancer. Our current focus is KnowCancer.com, an online community that provides social and professional support to patients and their loved ones."
  • Content: Blogs, forums, ask the expert sections and educational material about cancer.
  • Quality: Click here to read more about the editors.

KnowCancer

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Association of Cancer Online Resources


  • Description: "ACOR offers access to 159 mailing lists that provide support, information, and community to everyone affected by cancer and related disorders."
  • Content: Mailing lists, resources, cancer descriptions, clinical trials and publications.
  • Quality: ACOR.org, that is a non-profit organization, delivers more than 1,500,000 individual e-mails across the globe every week.

Association of Cancer Online Resources

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Advanced Breast Cancer Community


  • Description: "The Advanced Breast Cancer Community is a comprehensive information source and online community solely dedicated to the needs of advanced (metastatic) breast cancer patients, caregivers, family and friends, and health care providers."
  • Content: News, tools and support information.
  • Quality: The Advocate Partners, a patient-centered health consulting firm, provides overall editorial and content management for the website. The site is owned by Inspire, a healthcare online community developer.

Advanced Breast Cancer Community

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Macmillan Cancer Support


  • Description: "Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care."
  • Content: Blogs, forums, groups, chat, videos and photos.
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

Macmillan Cancer Support

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Cancer Care


  • Description: "CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer."
  • Content: Provides support information, counseling, educational workshops and a direct telephone number as well.
  • Quality: Founded in 1944, CancerCare provided individual help to more than 100,000 people last year, in addition to the more than 1 million unique visitors to our websites

CancerCare

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Young Survival Coalition


  • Description: "Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier international organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women and breast cancer. YSC works with survivors, caregivers and the medical, research, advocacy and legislative communities to increase the quality and quantity of life for women diagnosed with breast cancer ages 40 and under."
  • Content: Research, trials, events and programs.
  • Quality: The Young Survival Coalition is based in New York City and has 24 affiliates throughout the United States.

Young Survival Coalition

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Cancer.im


  • Description: "Cancer.im is a social network for cancer patients, advocates, and volunteers. Members can connect to other people affected by cancer, organize the personal and professional resources available to them, research the qualitative and quantitative aspects of cancer, and create a customized strategy for beating or preventing the disease."
  • Content: Cancer Map is an exceptional idea for cancer patients that provides them with a step-by-step guide to follow from the point of diagnosis to being declared cancer free.
  • Quality: It was designed by Dr. Mahesh Kanojia a world famous oncologist and Chris Ryan a cancer advocate to specifically serve the unique needs of those currently struggling with the disease. (Newswire)

Cancer.im

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CancerConnect.com


  • Description: "CancerConnect.com is a fully functional social network for people with cancer, their caregivers and others who are interested in staying up-to-date about the set of diseases known as cancer. CancerConnect is comprised of communities of individuals with similar interests in the area of cancer."
  • Quality: Clear description, contact information and privacy policy are available.

CancerConnect.com

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WebMD® - Cancer Community


  • Description: "If you are living with cancer or caring for someone who is this is a place to get guidance from our experts and support from other members like you."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

 WebMD Cancer Community

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MDJunction - Cancer Support Groups


  • Description: "MDJunction is a Social Network that serves as a meeting place for people with health challenges, a comfort zone to help and get help. MDJunction is home to more than 700 Online Support Groups each dedicated to one health challenge, a place where thousands of people meet every day to discuss their feelings, questions and hopes with like minded friends. It is a proven way to find information, comfort, support and friendship with people who are in your spot and understand you best."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

MDJunction Cancer Support Groups

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MedHelp - Cancer Community


  • Description: "MedHelp's Cancer Help Forum. This forum is for help, questions and support regarding Cancer. The MedHelp site connects people with the leading medical experts and others who have similar experiences."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

MedHelp Cancer Community

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Inspire - Cancer Community


  • Description: An online community connecting patients with cancer, and their caregivers, family and friends.
  • Quality: Inspire connects patients, families, friends, caregivers and health professionals for health and wellness support. Inspire works with trusted health partners to build safe and secure health and wellness groups.

Inspire Cancer Community

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I Had Cancer


  • Description: "I Had Cancer is a social support network with the mission of helping people deal more effectively with life before, during and after cancer."
  • Quality: The site is managed by cancer survivors, description, contact information and privacy policy are available.

I Had Cancer

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MyLifeLine.org


  • Description: "MyLifeLine.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that encourages cancer patients and caregivers to create free, customized websites."
  • Quality: Description and contact information are available.

MyLifeLine.org

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TalkAboutHealth


  • Description: "Treatment is becoming more individualized, and health education and support must become more individualized as well. Patients need personalized answers and support to understand their health situation, make the right decisions, and know they are not alone. This is what TalkAboutHealth does, educates patients on a personal level and provides access to leading medical professionals. Patients receive answers directly from experts on the latest developments in surgery, oncology, psychiatry, screening, prevention, and more."
  • Quality: "TalkAboutHealth is on a mission to improve and personalize patient education and support. This is where patients and caregivers get personalized, helpful, and accurate health answers and support from leading medical professionals and trained peer survivors."

TalkAboutHealth

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E-mail groups of ACOR.org


  • Description: E-mail lists organized by the Association of Cancer Online Resources.



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FaceBook Groups


Facebook is a free social networking site where users can join groups. In these groups, members can post messages, interact with others or find relevant content. A few of the numerous Cancer groups:


American Cancer Society Benefit


  • Description and content: "I have a friend who wishes to remain anonymous that has told me that he will make an extremely large donation to the charity of my choice if I can make a facebook group that reaches 1,000,000 people. I am leaning towards the American Cancer Society but am open to suggestion."

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Join The Fight Against Cancer!


  • Description and content: "The original main goal of this group was to promote the LiveStrong day on 5/13. We had a great success with over 70,000 people joined! Now that it's over, let's continue to raise awareness and show support for people, friends, family, and loved ones who are affected by cancer!"

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Cervical Cancer - Be aware, please, SPREAD THE WORD


  • Description and content: "Hi I'm Katie Hilliard, I'm 23 and have just been diagnosed with cervical cancer. It has changed my life. I will never be able to carry my own child and for the next couple of months I will be undergoing chemo and radiotherapy with the possibility of surgery after. I WAS REFUSED A SMEAR TEST THREE TIMES in the past 4 years because I was told I was too young. It DOES happen, so make sure you fight for those tests. If the one good thing that can come out of this is that other girls will escape what I am going through then spread the word, please. SPREAD THE WORD"

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Cancer is the 4th cause of death globally as more than 8 million people die from cancer year by year. The amount of cancer-related content online is huge but finding relevant resources takes time and efforts. Webicina helps you by featuring the most relevant cancer social media resources.