Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Breast Cancer Survivors Tweet About Sex Issues Tuesday 4/25

  Breast Cancer Answers ( http://www.breastcanceranswers.com ), the first ever social media show, is hosting a LIVE Twitter discussion, or "TweetUp," on April 25, 2012 at 6 p.m PDT/9 p.m. EDT. Attendees will have a chance to ask questions to a sexual health medical expert and network with other breast cancer patients, survivors, and advocates.

Wednesday's TweetUp discussion will feature Dr. Michael Krychman, who will lead the discussion on, "Breaking the Conspiracy of Sexual Silence After Breast Cancer: How can I effectively discuss my sexual concerns with my partner & health care provider?"
"Many of my patients are so relieved to know that their breast cancer sexual side effects are common and often easily resolved," said Michael Krychman, MD, clinical sexual counselor and board certified obstetrician and gynecologist . "It's very rewarding to team up with BreastCancerAnswers.com to help women regain wellness and enjoyment of life's many pleasures."
Attendees of the TweetUp are encouraged to ask questions for themselves and other women all over the world who may be silently suffering from the sexual side effects of breast cancer. Dr. Krychman and Breast Cancer Answers have created a downloadable PDF that summarizes the topic and can be shared with patients in need.
"It's very common for breast cancer patients to feel like their sexual health concerns are being overlooked or swept under the rug," said Jay K. Harness, MD, FACS, the medical director for Breast Cancer Answers and a past president of The American Society of Breast Surgeons. "That's why it was vital for us to help women effectively communicate their sexual concerns with their health care provider and partner."
To access the TweetUp, search the hashtag #BCATU on Twitter or visit the official BreastCancerAnswers.com Twitter page at http://twitter.com/ #!/BreastCancerDr. Event attendees will have a chance to have their questions answered and win a $50.00 iTunes gift card.
Breast Cancer Answers, the first ever social media show, enables breast cancer patients across the dominant eight social networks to submit their questions and receive a video response back from medical experts. Each time a patient submits a new question, they receive an email with a video answering their question. These short Q & A responses, or episodes, are then published every week day across the Internet and into the show's growing Q & A video library. Patient questions can also be submitted at http://www.breastcanceranswers.com .
Michael Krychman, MD, is the Executive Director at The Southern California Center for Sexual Health and Survivorship, Newport Beach CA. As a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist, clinical sexual counselor and author, Dr. Krychman has devoted his career to helping patients and their partners overcome sexual health challenges and experience a higher quality of physical intimacy. He is also a specialist in survivorship medicine and provides life coaching and care plans to optimize the health and wellness of patients with chronic diseases or cancer. Learn more about Dr. Krychman by visiting http://www.thesexualhealthcenter.com .


  1. Hello-
    I am a senior public relations student at the University of Oregon. For my final project I am woking with a client who believes that 'prevention is the cure'. To better our research and understanding of the publics general opinion of breast cancer prevention we have put together a survey. I am posting the link to the survey as a comment hoping that you and your followers could take a minute to complete it. The survey is 100% confidential and easy. Thank you.


  2. I just took the survey but as a breast cancer patient who is five years post chemo I would like to point out that many of us (at least those in my circles) are very sensitive about the use of the word prevention. We can not prevent breast cancer no matter WHAT WE DO. The best we can do is engage in healthy life styles and this is only RISK REDUCING. There is no way to prevent breast cancer from occurring and there is no way to stop it from metastasizing. I was officially put in a "survivorship" program at the hospital where I am treated. I am not cancer free. I am not cured. I can not control anything that happens in the future. I am simply NED with an excellent prognosis. But, statistically, I am at risk. Someone always falls on the short side of a statistic. Care should be used when using that "P" word. It makes some of us feel like we did something wrong. thanks for listening......

  3. I am kind of with AnneMarie. I am not even sure an individual can really reduce their own risk to a great extent, the genetic personality of our cancer is often the determining factor.

    I mean taking our meds and keeping our doctors appointments probably help. And maybe eating kale will, but really when you have a big statistical group it's hard to pin down a factor.

  4. While risk vary with age and gender, most of the common chronic diseases are caused by dietary, lifestyle and metabolic risk factors, that are also responsible for the resulting mortality. Thanks.

  5. To increase the likelihood of cure, several chemotherapy regimens are commonly given in addition to surgery. Radiation is used after breast-conserving surgery and substantially improves local relapse rates and in many circumstances also overall survival. Thanks.


  6. Complete section D by checking the box authorizing the release of name and date of birth to law enforcement and by signing and dating the application. Both the minor and the parent or guardian must sign the application. Thanks.


  7. Complete section D by checking the box authorizing the release of name and date of birth to law enforcement and by signing and dating the application. Both the minor and the parent or guardian must sign the application. Thanks.