Searching the internet

There is no shortage of information about cancer on the internet but it can be difficult to work out which websites are reliable and trustworthy.

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Mediline plus guide to healthy web surfing

MedlinePlus is a resource created by the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine, both of which are US government health organisations. It provides a set of suggestions about what to look for when judging the reliability of a health information website.

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Health on the net

A good indicator of a reliable website is if it displays a logo showing it has been accredited by Health on the Net. This is a foundation that aims to improve the quality of online health information.

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Quackwatch

A website that brings together discussions and articles on questionable medical therapies. It includes a sizeable section on cancer therapies that may be useful when researching treatments.

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