For some families whose lives are impacted by pediatric cancer, the internet is a great way to connect with people who are going through that same journey. That connection might be a way for them to find support. Or maybe it’s a way to get more information about things like treatment options.
But—as we tell families here at Children’s all the time—anyone can post anything on the internet. That’s why looking at reputable sites is so important: There are some crazy things out there, and it’s important to make sure what you’re seeing is legitimate.
We want families to feel comfortable taking any outside information they’ve found and running it by us, so we encourage them to share with us any sites they’ve come across. We can help them decipher the information and answer any questions they might have.
We also have websites that we recommend to our patients and their families—like our Health Library. And CureSearch is one of the best sites out there for information about childhood cancer, both during and after treatment.
But for families who want to find even more sources for reliable pediatric cancer information on the Web, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
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