[CANCER] Where are we now, on the ‘journey’ of #BreastCancer?

Not that we are necessarily huge fans of the term 'journey', but thesaurus not giving me too many options... though I do remember saying at the beginning, I describe myself on Twitter as a 'Life Explorer', so cancer is just one of the crappier sides of life to 'explore'! Recap: Diagnosis (30th August 2017) I finally took myself to the doctors after noticing something weird at a bra fitting, then feeling 'a bit of a…

[FUNDING/RESEARCH/CANCER] Onto Second Round for Social Media Bid with @MacmillanCancer

Macmillan, a cancer charity, seeks to undertake research with impact, keen to invest 'in research that will deliver long term benefits for people living with cancer'. As someone who has found herself in 'the cancer world', and as a digital researcher, I was not surprised to find how helpful Facebook groups (along with other social media, and the occasional foray into an official forum) were in helping source information, especially when appointments with the medical…

[CANCER/MEDIA] How Facebook Can Help My Cancer Fight with @BCloudUK

Dr Bex Lewis explains to Jonathan Symcox how social media had an "overwhelmingly positive" impact on her battle against breast cancer: An extract: 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…

[CANCER] A Space for Sharing, play by @DeadEarnest for @Space4Sharing

On Friday I went to watch 'A Space for Sharing', a play by Dead Earnest, resulting from research undertaken by the research project 'A Shared Space & A Space for Sharing'. Made it for the play on social media/breast cancer. #spaceforsharing A post shared by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Jun 1, 2018 at 10:22am PDT They’ve not tweeted for a while but I’m interested in @space4sharing play by @deadearnest re social media/breast cancer. #cancerlife #breastcancer…

[CANCER] A week after #Radiotherapy Finishes #CancerLife

This time last week I was still trying to process that 'active treatment' had finished... hence the little video of ringing the 'End of Treatment' Bell (and a few pics if you click through)... thanks to Karen who came with me - I really wasn't sure how I'd feel - a little bit emotional, but mostly (as throughout treatment) a bit 'what just happened, did that happen to me?': So #radiotherapy is done!!!! #Cancerlife. Just injections…
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