Saturday, August 10, 2019

Joint #cancersm chat Finding Balance: “Cancer Life” vs. “Real Life”

This month during the #gyncsm time slot (2nd Wed of the month at 9pm ET) our community will be moderating the joint cancer hashtag #cancersm chat titled Finding Balance: “Cancer Life” vs. “Real Life”. The #cancersm hashtag is used by a number of cancer hashtag communities, including #bcsm, #lcsm, #btsm, #mmsm and #ayacsm, for topics that are important to cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and health care providers and may be of interest to all cancer-related diagnoses. 

Guiding our discussion will be the following Topic Questions (T#:):
T1: When you think about finding a balance in your life after a cancer-related or tumor-related diagnosis, what comes to mind?
T2: How do you balance your treatment/healthcare schedule with work and/or taking care of children or elderly parents?
T3: After diagnosis, did you change how you ate or how much you exercised? Did you start a new activity or stop doing an activity?
T4: How much of your "cancer life" do you share with those in your life that haven't been impacted by cancer or a tumor?
T5: How soon after your diagnosis did you start volunteering and/or sharing your story? How do you balance family needs, personal needs, work needs and a desire to advocate for yourself and others?
Bonus Question (time permitting): What activities do you participate in during your cancer’s awareness month?

These are just some of the balancing acts cancer survivors experience as they navigate diagnosis, treatment, recurrence and survivorship. We hope you join #gyncsm and other cancer #hashtag communities on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 9pm ET (8pm CT, 6pm PT) for our discussion. 

If you are new to tweet chats check out this Primer by #lcsm ( )
And remember to include #cancersm in ALL your tweets so the other chat participants can see them.

See you on Wednesday ,

Dee and Christina

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