The 2017 State of Cancer Report: The Impact of Digital Information and Patient Support Networks

“A new Healthline survey of 1,500 cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers found that 89 percent of people diagnosed with cancer go online to search for information about their diagnosis. While there is a positive impact to having all that information at people’s disposal, there are also consequences and risks that patients must learn to navigate…

This report combines several expert and patient interviews, our new Healthline survey, and existing scientific research to provide a detailed look into how different generations of people living with cancer are using the internet and online support communities to increase their confidence in treatment decisions, find emotional support, and make decisions with their cancer care team”

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