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Social Media and Cancer
Is social media changing the cancer experience? Join author, #CancerBookClub host and patient extraordinaire Robin McGee as we discuss the impact of social media in cancer.
Beth Caldwell is a wife and mom, a former civil rights attorney, and a metastatic breast cancer activist. Beth is also a founding member of MetUp, an activist community committed improving the lives of women and men living with metastatic breast cancer through direct action.
Beth lives with metastatic breast cancer, a diagnosis that carries a 33 month average survival rate which makes it a terminal disease. Beth is currently challenging a decision by her insurance company to deny her access to a drug cocktail that has shown great promise in clinical trials given the characteristics of her disease. Her social media hashtag #SaveBeth has gotten traction, bringing attention to her situation. She joins us to discuss what led her to this point and the many ways that #CancerCosts along with the current state of MetUp activity.
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