GWH hosts Twitter Q&A on breast cancer
7:20am Wednesday 16th October 2013 in Latest News
OCTOBER is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Great Western Hospital will be raising awareness of breast cancer care by hosting an online Q&A session on Twitter next Monday.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with around 50,000 women and around 400 men diagnosed each year. At the Breast Care Centre at GWH, approximately 370 patients a year are diagnosed with breast cancer.
GWH is inviting people to join them on Twitter for a dedicated Q&A session which will be hosted by Nathan Coombs, a consultant breast surgeon at GWH.
Mr Coombs said: “People can sometimes feel uncomfortable to ask about issues such as breast cancer in males, or having a mastectomy, or feel silly asking if a mammogram hurts; but these are all valid questions and we want to give people the opportunity to easily and comfortably ask them and get an answer.”
The Twitter Q&A session takes place on Monday from 1-2pm.
To take part, follow GWH at www.twitter.com/GWH_NHS and make sure you use the hashtag #AskGWH in your tweets.
You can also email your questions in advance to email@example.com
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