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January 2002
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Cancer Patients Seeking More Information

In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a team of Canadian researchers has found that the vast majority of cancer patients are seeking medical information from the Internet and news media in addition to that provided by their physician.

Dr. Lillian Siu of the University of Toronto and colleagues surveyed 191 cancer patients and 410 oncologists. More than half (54 percent) of the patients said they wanted more medical information than what was being provided by their physician; 71 percent had gone out and searched for additional medical information on their own. However, 83 percent of the patients still considered their physician to be their primary source of medical information.
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Complementary Approaches

Selenium-Enriched Broccoli and Cancer Prevention

Diet and Breast Cancer Risk

Other Features

Appetite and Nutrition During Cancer Treatment

Genetic Testing Does Not Appear to Increase Distress

Taking Action Against Questionable Health Claims

Closing the Healthcare Gap

Identifying Who Will Benefit from Herceptin®

How Informed is Informed Consent?

Inhibiting Gene "Silencing" to Inhibit Cancer

NCI Reports on Cancer Progress

Tricking Genes into Killing Cancers

Patients Don't Follow Cancer Pain Prescriptions

Tracking Proteins in Cancer Cells

Assessing the Benefits of Support Groups

Following Tamoxifen with Aromatase Inhibitors

Tamoxifen for BRCA2-Positive Women

New Radiation Therapy Technique Being Tested

Getting Rid of Radiation Tattoos


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