It is Gyn Cancer Awareness Month! What better time to chat about Gynecologic Cancer Advocacy than September. Christina and I are also excited to celebrate #gyncsm's 3rd Anniversary as a chat and a Twitter community. Over the past three years we hope #gyncsm has provided patients, survivors and caregivers of women impacted by gynecologic cancer a place to gain valuable information about gyn cancers, available treatments and emotional support. For the healthcare providers and researchers we have welcomed, we hope #gyncsm has provided insight into the experiences of those impacted by gynecologic cancer. We will wrap up this month's chat speaking with you - our #gyncsm community members - about our goals.
We hope you will join us as we delve into these topic questions:
T1a: What skills have you gained in learning to advocate for yourself / loved ones / patients?T1b: Being your own best advocate when it comes to your health isn't always easy. What are some tips and resources?T2a: What groups/organizations are you involved w/ that advocate and raise awareness for women's cancer?T2b: How will you be advocating for yourself and others this month? Share as well any events/campaigns others can join.T3: For gynecologic cancers, what are the barriers in raising awareness?In advocating for improvements in care?
T4a: In the past 3 yrs, have you seen changes/progress in GYN cancer awareness, treatment and advocacy?T4b: What issues do you think it's important for the #gyncsm community to advocate around?
T5: What can we do to better fulfill [#gyncsm's] mission? How can we bring more gyn cancer survivors into our community?
Another exciting part of this month's chat will be the launch of our 2nd Community Survey.
This short 10-question survey will launch on the day of our chat, September 14, 2016 and will end on October 11, 2016. We hope to learn more about our members, your background, topics of interest to you, and what we can do to improve your experience and our #gyncsm community.
So be sure to join us on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 9pm ET (for your local time click here).
See you then,
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