Social Media: Support for Survivors and Young Adults With Cancer

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Social media use is ubiquitous among young adults. Young adults with cancer must make important decisions about where, what, and how to share information on social media. Oncology nurses are in a unique position to start conversations about the risks and benefits of social media use. This column aims to review a variety of social media platforms that may be used by young adults with cancer and provide guidance to nurses on initiating open dialogue with young adults about social media usage. 

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Walton, AL; Albrecht, TA; Lux, L; Judge Santacroce, S

Published Date

  • October 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 537 - 540

PubMed ID

  • 28945728

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5964980

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-067X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1092-1095

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1188/17.cjon.537-540


  • eng