Dr Bex Lewis explains to Jonathan Symcox how social media had an “overwhelmingly positive” impact on her battle against breast cancer:
I was privileged this week to speak with Dr Bex Lewis at an #HonestTalks event focused on social media run by Fourth Day PR. A senior lecturer in digital marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and expert on the digital landscape, you would expect her to extol the virtues of social media.
But she does so with a very good reason: it helped her through a recent battle with breast cancer.
“I don’t know how I would have coped ten or so years ago when there was no social media, the medicine was rubbish and there was no Netflix,” she says with a smile.
“I spend a lot of time on social media already so it’s a natural environment for me – I tend to see it as a space where I live part of my life. And cancer has now become part of my life.
“It allowed me to deal with it stage by stage, particularly the Facebook groups I was a part of. I found it quite cathartic.”
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