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Patient Engagement

Male Breast Cancer

19 October 2015 This week’s chat will focus on male breast cancer. Approximately 1 in 1000 men will be affected annually in the US, accounting for approximately 2350 cases per year. Approximately 440 men will die due to metastatic breast cancer. Male breast cancer is often diagnosed in later stages compared to women for several […]

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How Do You Prefer to Receive Test Results?

A conversation recently took place on a private breast surgeon’s forum. It revolved around how to best disclose cancer-related test results to patients. The group was pretty evenly split between wanting the patient to come in and have a direct conversation, versus giving preliminary information over the phone. Each group had very valid reasons for […]

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Metastatic Breast Cancer – Awareness and Beyond

Guest Post by Darryle Pollack  This week’s #BCSM Twitter chat will focus on metastatic breast cancer and what our community can do to help raise awareness about the reality of the disease and the ways it is swept under the carpet. It might seem unusual for me to be one of the leaders behind this […]

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#BCSM focus of recently published study on social media and breast cancer
On: Aug 20, 2015
By: Michelle Curran

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Michelle Xiarhos Curran Akari Health michelle@akarihealth.com Boston, MA – Breast cancer patients who use social media for education and support experience measurable benefits that could result in a higher quality continuum of care. This is according to a recently published report in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the leading […]

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