Dana-Farber hosting live Twitter chat on head and neck cancers


Dr. Robert Haddad to discuss and explore issues on Thursday, Sept. 16

Read the transcript of the Twitter chat  

Robert I. Haddad, MDRobert Haddad, MD 

The recent news that Michael Douglas has been diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer has raised public awareness of head and neck cancer. What causes throat cancer and what are the symptoms? Are there ways to prevent or reduce the risk of throat cancer? How is the human papillomavirus (HPV) related to oral cancer?

On Thursday, Sept.16, at 5:00 p.m. ET, join Dr. Robert Haddad, clinical director of the Head and Neck Oncology Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, for a half-hour live Twitter chat to explore these and other issues.

People will need a Twitter account to be able to ask a question or make a comment. Twitter is free and an account can be created by going to twitter.com. However, a Twitter account is not needed for those who want to only follow the exchange between Dr. Haddad and others.

During the live Twitter chats, Dana-Farber will not be able to answer questions about specific diagnoses or treatments. Participants are asked to discuss questions about their medical conditions, treatment options, or medications with their doctors.

Please note that all comments during the live Twitter chat are publicly available and accessible on the Internet. Chat participants are reminded to always consider how much personal information to share, with the understanding that this information may be linked to a person's user name and published on the Internet.

For more information on the Dana-Farber head and neck cancers Twitter chat, see the transcript of these chat.

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