What news can you trust as a cancer patient?

A Cancer diagnosis is terrifying and upsets all the carefully crafted life’s plans.

Many cancer patients would like to have in-depth information about cancer. It is quite natural and logical to expect “black and white” information cancers. But cancer is always associated with uncertainty.

Well meaning but ill informed people sometimes inadvertently bombard cancer patients with fake news. Even worse, there are charlatans who would try to sell unproven treatments to vulnerable cancer patients.

There is a good article in Observer about this “cancer fake news”.

If you are not sure about information you have read on the net, ask your doctor to clarify.

If you prefer a independent person , ring the helpline of independent charities such as Cancer Research UK or Macmillan.

Reference

1. How to survive the fake news about cancer. Observer.