Being at a Cancer Conference As an Advocate

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Breast cancer advocate Joanne Taylor (@abcdiagnosis) attends cancer conferences to get the patient voice out. Hear her story to learn how she uses different hashtags to connect with the breast cancer community all over the world. 

This interview was recorded at the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) congress held in Madrid (September 2017). Breast cancer videos recorded at ESMO 17 are part of an educational program by the Patient Empowerment Foundation (PEF). We thank Roche for their support.

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Joanne Taylor:

Yeah, I have cared a lot for breast cancer patients through various ways through social media but also through conferences as well. So I would attend something like ESMO and connect with other people, network, talk with people about their disease. And it could be, you know, my disease, it could be across other disease types as well. Obviously with metastatic disease people will get cancer in different areas, so it can affect, you know, like liver, lung, brain. So those things can affect other people say with one specific disease type can then affect you in other areas because of the metastases. But yeah I love talking to people, networking. That’s why I like attending conferences and meeting other people and other advocates.

Please remember the opinions expressed on Patient Power are not necessarily the views of our sponsors, contributors, partners or Patient Power. Our discussions are not a substitute for seeking medical advice or care from your own doctor. That’s how you’ll get care that’s most appropriate for you.

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