Information on Breast Cancer
Another way the internet has changed breast cancer its ability to provide information. The internet is a wealth of valuable information that can make it easier to understand treatment options, side effects, current research and other issues so that you are prepared for your journey back to wellness.
The internet has also given breast cancer patients the ability to easily communicate with others undergoing treatment. Forums, chat rooms and support groups can offer real-time help during treatment. These contacts can provide helpful information on dealing with the side effects, both emotional and physical, that patients often experience.
The internet has also made cancer research more widely accessible. In the past, patients with breast cancer could only get information on treatments, trials, new medications and cutting-edge technologies through doctors or libraries. Today, you can find updates on experimental treatments at research facilities around the world by searching online. Many non-profit breast cancer foundations offer this information on their sites.
Recurrence of Cancer
Even after successful breast cancer treatment, cancer may recur. Internet forums and support groups offer places where breast cancer patients can openly discuss their anxiety and fears. The internet can also provide contacts for local groups where patients interact with each other face-to-face.