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Twitter Chat: #CRCPatient October 2019

By October 7, 2019Featured Articles

What is a Twitter Chat?

A Twitter Chat is a running conversation on Twitter during a set time that revolves aroundGraphic announcing Twitter Chat a predetermined topic. The Twitter Chat can be found, followed, and contributed to by using a designated hashtag. For this Twitter Chat series presented by Cancer Treatment Centers of America it will be #CRCPatient.

Why participate in a Twitter Chat?

Participating in a Twitter Chat lets you be part of an important conversation, and allows you to pull up a seat at the table next to survivors, providers, organizations, and institutions. It is your chance to have your voice heard and to make your experience and work matter. It is also a great way to connect with others in the shared space who have a vested interested in the cause.

How to participate in a Twitter Chat?

For one hour, anyone interested is welcome to be part of the discussion topic of the Twitter Chat. Every Twitter Chat has a topic, and the questions asked revolve around this. It’s easy to join by following and using a designated hashtag which will be promoted in advance and used with very question asked.

There are a set number of predetermined questions that will be presented in scheduled increments. In this Chat, each question will be preceded with “Q1” through “Q6,” and participants can retweet with an answer appropriately labeled “A1” through “A6.” The Colon Cancer Coalition will be asking the questions from their Twitter account (@gyrig) and everyone should retweet any question they want to answer with their response so their answer makes sense.

Feel free to attach any resources, links, or photos in your response that will help support your answer. Responding to the questions live during the Twitter Chat is not a requirement for participation. We hope others will join in the hours and days after the Chat, as the responses reverberate throughout Twitter.

For this chat on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, we’ll be discussing #CRCPatient pain and pain control with Dr. Vivek Iyer, Director of Pain Management with Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Phoenix. 

Twitter Chat Questions:

Q1: The opioid crisis is a top news story, and has created a stigma around opioids commonly used by metastatic cancer patients to manage pain. Some patients hesitate to ask for this type of pain relief when they need it. How can a provider address patient concerns?​ #CRCPatient

Q2: Cancer-related pain can be managed without the use of opioids. What are other alternatives a patient and provider can discuss for chronic pain management? #CRCPatient

Q3: Cancer patients often go to their oncologist first seeking help for pain control. What other medical specialties can also help with pain management? #CRCPatient

Q4: Chronic pain can cause a patient’s quality of life to suffer, impact their emotional/mental health, and create strain in relationships with caregivers. What can providers do to address the emotional/mental toll chronic pain can take on patients AND caregivers? #CRCPatient

Q5: Chronic pain can cause a patient’s quality of life to suffer, impact their emotional/mental health, and create strain in relationships with caregivers. What can providers do to address the emotional/mental toll chronic pain can take on patients AND caregivers? #CRCPatient

Q6: Chronic pain can cause a patient’s quality of life to suffer, impact their emotional/mental health, and create strain in relationships with caregivers. What can providers do to address the emotional/mental toll chronic pain can take on patients AND caregivers? #CRCPatient

Join us in February for our next Twitter Chat in the #CRCPatient series. Dr. John Kenny, psychiatrist with Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Phoenix will be joining us to talk about additional impacts of cancer including mental health, relationship challenges, and adjusting to the new “normal.”​