19 December 2017
During the last chat of the year, we remembered and honored those who are no longer with us. In addition, #BCSM co-founder @stales reviewed the top breast cancer stories, from January through December.
Medical oncologist Dr. Stephanie Graff tweeted out a great summary:
So a theme among these is the over-sensationalized headline from relative risk. A 20% increase isn’t from your risk of 8% to a risk of 28%, it is 20% of 8%–bringing your risk to 9.6% #statistics #bcsm
— Stephanie Graff (@DrSGraff) December 19, 2017
Some of the lessons learned in 2017:
— Terri Coutee (@6state) December 19, 2017
T2: Biggest lesson from #bcsm 2017? Love is all around.
— Dennis Keim (@denniskeim) December 19, 2017
T2. Same as every year: ” Breast cancer is a crapshoot”. #bcsm
— Rod Ritchie (@malefitness) December 19, 2017
— Shanna Marzilli (@Shanna_Marzilli) December 19, 2017
T2. Biggest lesson is a bit of a constant: these online friendships are only too real, and they often lead to IRL friendships too. #bcsm has led me to some of the most important people in my life.
— Liza Bernstein (@itsthebunk) December 19, 2017
#bcsm we are much tougher than we look and supportive friends make us tougher
— Mary L Gorden (@marylgorden) December 19, 2017
we, the patent community, are often the best and quickest source of information, outreach and support for newly dx’d and caregivers. Regardless of income, insurance or status. #bcsm T2
— FollowHeidi (@FollowHeidi) December 19, 2017
— Jamie Holloway, PhD (@jamienholloway) December 19, 2017
T2: I’ve learned resilience. Going through treatment with BFF early in 2017 was made easier by the support and love from this group. And the continued camaraderie each week have given me hope. ❤️ #bcsm
— Hillary Stires, PhD (@HillStirSci) December 19, 2017
Amazing support – and that really 5 years – 10 years – no one really knows. Just keep keeping on #bcsm
— Alexis S (@Lex_in_CO) December 19, 2017
📌 #bcsm = excellent peer-to-peer source of support, camaraderie, & information
📌Early detection doesn’t mean cure
📌More funding needed for metastatic disease
📌Including #patients & #carepartners at conferences is essential
— Enlightening Results (@GraceCordovano) December 19, 2017
And finally, hopes for 2018:
T3: More understanding of MBC, more research, more drugs, fewer SE. And dare I say…a cure? #bcsm
— Danielle Karber (@danielle_dk) December 19, 2017
— IBC Research Fdn (@IBCResearch) December 19, 2017
Happy Holidays to the entire #BCSM Community! Please join us in 2018 – chats resume Monday 1/8/2018 at 9pm ET.