Every person diagnosed with breast cancer has questions, and it’s all too easy to ask “Dr. Google.” But it’s hard to know whether the answers you get online are the right answers, or whether they apply to your individual health condition and specific diagnosis. There’s also a lot of misinformation out there. Even on a trustworthy site, information can quickly become outdated as new studies provide fresh data.
In these videos, breast oncologist Dr. Amy Comander answers questions MyBCTeam members have Googled about their breast cancer.
Some of the questions Dr. Comander discusses include:
“Remember, what is written on the internet is not necessarily accurate information,” advised Dr. Comander. “A trusted resource is always your own medical team, who knows your own individual history and can give you the best guidance and answers to your questions.”
MyBCTeam is the social network for people with breast cancer, survivors, and their loved ones. More than 59,000 members with experience in breast cancer gather to ask questions, give advice, and share their experiences with others who understand.
What questions have you asked “Dr. Google”? Have internet searches been helpful or added worry as you’ve researched breast cancer? Share your experience in the comments below or on MyBCTeam.