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The Benefits of Social Media for Teens and Young Adults with Cancer

clarissashilstraby Clarissa Schilstra, Living with Cancer, CKN Advisory Board Member

 

Social media is an invaluable resource for any teenage or young adult cancer patient or survivor.  While many of us are attached to our screens these days, it’s not always clear how we can best use those apps and sites we so often look at in a way that is beneficial to us as patients/survivors.  As I have found through my own experiences, social media can be used to help overcome isolation, find support, find resources, learn about your illness, share your experiences, make a difference in the lives of others going through similar experiences, and raise awareness about the impact cancer has on a young person’s life.

 

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