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Why join in a YAP Twitter chat?
If you're a young adult, your life is already pretty complicated. You might just be finishing college, or starting a career. You could be dating, or settling into a long-term relationship, or planning a family. So if you're diagnosed with cancer on top
of all that, how do you cope?
Young Adult Program (YAP) at Dana-Farber is dedicated to addressing the unique emotional concerns and needs of young adult patients and
Join us during our live Twitter chats to explore the issues young adult cancer patients face with clinical psychologist
Karen Fasciano, PsyD, of Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, and director of YAP.
Whether you're recently diagnosed, going through treatment, or coming out the other side, send us your questions. And if you're caring for a young adult with cancer, or you're wondering how to support a friend in cancer treatment, we'd love to hear from
What is a live Twitter chat and how does it work?
In a live chat, people use Twitter to discuss topics and ask questions around a specific subject.
If you want to ask a question or make a comment, you'll need a Twitter account. If you don't have one yet, you can
sign up for a free account here.
If you just want to follow along, you don't need a Twitter account.
What happens during the chat?
At the event start time, go to
search.twitter.com and type in the hashtag #YAPchat. You'll see a discussion thread of all tweets with that hashtag. As the event progresses, this thread will update automatically.
Or you can follow the chat on the
Dana-Farber YAP Twitter feed. You'll need to remember to refresh the page to see new posts.
You can post questions through your own Twitter account. Remember to include the hashtag #YAPchat so that it shows up in the conversation, otherwise we might not see your comments.
View transcripts for these recent chats:
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, September 28, 1:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, April 13, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, January 9, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 1:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 1:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 1:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, September 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, August 11, 2016, 1:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, July 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, June 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, March 10, 2016, 1:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 1:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, January 14, 2016, 1:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 1:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, October 1, 2015, 1:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, September 3, 2015, 1:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, August 6, 2015, 1:00 p.m. ET
Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 8:00 p.m., ET
Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8:00 p.m., ET
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 11:30 a.m., ET
Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 8:00 p.m., ET
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 8:00 p.m., ET
Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 8:00 p.m., ET
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 8:00 p.m., ET
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 8:00 p.m., ET
Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 8:00 p.m. ET
Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 8:00 p.m. ET
If you have an idea for a Twitter chat, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tweet to @DanaFarberYAP.
Guidelines for participation
During live Twitter chats, we will not be able to answer questions about specific diagnoses or treatments. Please discuss conditions, treatment options, or medications with your doctor.
If you have a medical emergency, seek immediate medical help or call 911.
All comments during live Twitter chats are publicly available and accessible online. Please consider how much personal information to share, as this information is linked to your user name and published on the Internet.
To make this chat safe and welcoming for everyone, we moderate all comments. We won't respond to comments that:
- Contain profane, abusive, defamatory, or threatening language
- Sell or promote a commercial product
- Contain spam
- Contain material that is unlawful, hateful, threatening, harassing, abusive, or slanderous (as determined by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
- Contain Private Health Information or other confidential information that is not your own
Dana-Farber does not endorse any product, service, views, or content displayed on Twitter by third-party users or vendors.