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Thank you Liz Szabo of USA Today for writing and showing how social media is changing the conversation on breast cancer. The IBC Network is proud to be a part of this movement.

This is the final installment in USA TODAY’s four-week series on breast cancer. The series looks at screening, treatment and support via social media.

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Cancer-Survivors

Photo: Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY

7:40AM EDT October 23. 2012 – Twitter, perhaps best known lately as a source of Big Bird jokes, might not seem like the first place to look for a breast cancer support group, a boot camp in medical research or the seeds of a social movement.

Yet a weekly Twitter chat on breast cancer, launched just over year ago, has blossomed into all those things and more, participants say.

The online chat, known as BCSM — or breast cancer social media — has a growing following of men and women looking to share war stories, empower patients and change the national conversation on breast cancer.

Read full story here

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/10/23/breast-cancer-group-support/1637633/

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