Cancer Care Center Patients and Caregivers Benefit from New Social Media Platform Developed by OMNI Health Media

Cancer Care Center Patients and Caregivers Benefit from New Social Media Platform Developed by OMNI Health Media

Fort Worth TX/Sun Valley ID/Jackson TN –Cancer Care Centers of Jackson, Paris, Dyersburg, and Union City announce the launch of a CancerConnect community to provide online support for cancer patients and caregivers in west Tennessee through OMNI Health Media. This online cancer community is offered in addition to Cancer Care Center’s website, www.cancercarecenter.org which provides patients and their families a comprehensive source of current cancer treatment information via CancerConsultants.com, the premier cancer treatment information provider.

The CancerConnect community will be part of the national CancerConnect initiative. Research increasingly shows that cancer patients seek validation, information, and support via social media. Unlike other social media platforms, CancerConnect allows individuals to interact in a confidential, safe, and secure environment. As part of this program, members of the Cancer Care Center community can also participate in more than sixty disease-specific national communities for individuals with similar interests. Cancer-specific groups are available, as are groups focused on caregiving, health and wellness, clinical trials, insurance, nutrition, and survivorship, all of which provide valuable support and education. Together, these elements of the CancerConnect platform offer an online destination populated with rich content to support the many ongoing needs of individuals battling cancer.

Currently, more than 50,000 cancer patients are interacting with and supporting one another on the CancerConnect platform, which is now used by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Loyola University Medical Center, The Ohio State James Cancer Institute, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and other leading providers of cancer care.

Dr. Charles Weaver, founder and CEO of OMNI Health Media, stated that, “We are excited that Cancer Care Center has elected to use CancerConnect to support patients, families, and those interested in learning more about Cancer Care Center programs and services. This is an especially important support resource in an area where creating in-person support groups is a challenge due to a geographically dispersed population.”

“It’s helpful for our patients and their caregivers to have a place where they can connect with others who understand what they are going through,” says Sabrina Young, Director of Marketing for the Cancer Care Center. “We are excited to offer this important support resource to our patients in addition to our monthly support group meetings.”

About Cancer Care Centers of Jackson, Paris, Dyersburg & Union City: Along with a team of genuinely caring professionals, CCC provides “the gold standard” of cancer care. Every patient at the Cancer Care Center has the healing advantage of the very best technology and medicines that medical science has to offer—all delivered with compassion.

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About OMNI Health Media: OMNI Health Media is a leading specialty publisher of health-related information with an emphasis on cancer, and on line applications and websites specifically for consumers. Established in 1996, OMNI develops and distributes multi-media health education content and programming, with an emphasis on cancer and women’s health. OMNI has developed over 200 websites and supplies educational content and programming to over 2700 physicians for use on cancer center and clinic websites, including CancerConnect.com. OMNI’s award-wining content programs reach over 1 million seekers of cancer information in English, Japanese, and Spanish each month. http://omnihealthmedia.com

About CancerConnect: CancerConnect.com is the leading social network for cancer patients, their friends, and family. This unique online application was developed by OMNI Health Media and combines a robust information platform consisting of current comprehensive information on cancer with a social network. It is populated with rich content to support the many ongoing needs of individuals battling cancer and is comprised of communities of individuals with similar interests in the area of cancer. The CancerConnect application is also available as a fully functional “private label” social network for people with cancer, their caregivers, and others who are interested in staying up-to-date about the set of diseases known as cancer. CancerConnect is used by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Roswell Park Cancer Inst., The Ohio State James Cancer Inst., the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and other leading centers. CancerConnect is licensed to hospitals and cancer clinics to enhance their Web sites, improve SEO, and allow cancer patients to be part of a social community without leaving the clinic. Disease-specific groups, as well as groups focused on care giving, health and wellness, and nutrition all exist to provide support for anyone affected by a diagnosis of cancer.

Contact chweaver@omnihealthmedia.com