Why ovarian cancer patients are turning to Facebook

We all use social media to connect with our friends and family – but have you ever reached out to someone over Facebook you don’t know, who might be living with the same disorder or illness as you?

A new series of research is looking at how those living with ovarian cancer are conversing with one another online and has found these people are forming their own niche online communities.


  • Babak Abedin – Senior Lecturer in the School of Systems, Management and Leadership at the University of Technology Sydney.

This research is being undertaken by Babak Abedin and Shadi Erfani from the University of Technology Sydney​, and Yvette Blount from Macquarie University.

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