How Can I Evaluate Breast Cancer Information in Books and on the Internet?

Question: How can I evaluate the information about breast cancer that I find on the Internet?

Answer: One thing to remember about information in books is that by the time it's published, it's usually several years old. So, just keep that in mind. Of course, some information won't change. But information about treatment recommendations may change.

As far as the Internet goes, it's really important to remember that anyone can open a web page and virtually say anything. So you want to go to reputable sources such as the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, the Y-ME Foundation, a site such as this from ABC News. And you want to just find out that the information is current, that it's based on recent references, and it's using experts in the field.


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