Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Be Critical When Researching About Health Online

It's a sad day when somebody in the family gets diagnosed with mesothelioma or some other cancer. Nevertheless, the patient himself/herself and the family, after going through the stages of denial to acceptance, should bravely consider the choices and consider what has to be done. The internet is a giant and easy source of information where you can research on the topic, but there are reliable sites and there are those that are less than reliable. Be sure to be a critical reader -- don't just rely on one site. Do your research in several sites, and not only on the internet. Try to discern which of the sites look to be the most reliable ones. This way, you will be able to get more information, and from these information AND your discussions with the doctor, you can form a better understanding of your disease, the choices that the family faces, and come to a decision as to what is the best decision for your family to make.

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