Using the internet for cancer information and support
Try to use sites that are updated regularly and come from a qualified author or trusted organisation. These will normally link you to other reliable sites. A good website provides a contact address and a home page clearly stating who they are and their background. Be cautious of websites that are selling products. The accuracy of their health information may be influenced by their desire to sell a product.
The Cancer Society has an information sheet titled Using the Internet for Cancer Information and Support that you may find useful to read. You can read it on the Society's website on the "Living with Cancer" page or you can ask for a copy at your local Cancer Society or by phoning the Cancer Information Helpline 0800 CANCER (226 237).
List of useful information sheets
The Cancer Society has written some information sheets that you may find useful to read. You can read and print out the following information sheets from our website, receive them by phoning the cancer information nurses on the Cancer Information Helpline 0800 CANCER (226 237) or by calling into your local Cancer Society.
“Some people want to study everything they can about their cancer and the options for its treatment. This can result in them being incredibly well informed or totally misled. Not everything on the internet has the same level of credibility." Brian
Supporting your Young Adult Children When you have Cancer
Coping with the Side Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation
Treatment: Fever, Nausea and Vomiting
Tips for Managing Hair Loss
Constipation, Diarrhoea and Flatulence: Practical Tips
Managing Cancer Pain
Coping with Sore Mouth, Dry Mouth or Mouth Infections
The Cancer Society also has a booklet titled Got Water?/ He Wai?: A guide for people with a dry mouth.
Benefits and Entitlements
Managing Cancer in the Workforce
Cancer: Insurance, Legal and Employment Issues
If You Have Difficulty Sleeping
Late and Long-term Effects of Cancer Treatment
Using the Internet for Cancer Information and Support
There are many more information sheets on the Society's website you may like to read.