Social Media and Breast Reconstruction
By: Courtney Floyd
How is social media helpful during breast reconstruction?
Did you know about 75% of Americans have a profile on at least one social media site? In today’s society, online communities are a significant part of our day. With sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (the list goes on), we are able to check in on friends and family, keep up to date on the latest news stories, and even share our life’s events with the world. But did you know logging into your Google+ or YouTube account could benefit your health?
Social media networks provide users immediate access to information on any topic—including breast reconstruction after cancer! How incredible is it to be able to search for surgical options after mastectomy and instantly be connected to a plethora of information and ongoing conversations about breast reconstruction?
Education is key when it comes to knowing all of your breast reconstruction options and social media is a great resource! At PRMA, we also believe empowerment and encouragement are crucial building blocks to a successful reconstruction journey and networks such as Facebook and Twitter can connect users to each other for support! According to a study published by JMIR Publications, breast cancer patients who are involved in social media support groups believe they are more educated about their healthcare and have overall lower anxiety levels.
We would love to have you join us in the social media world to offer encouragement, support, and to help educate each other on the latest advances in breast reconstruction!
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