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What are the benefits of online support as I’m being treated cancer?

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Go online for support as you’re being treated for cancer. You can do this if you don’t want to get together in person or talk to people you know.

Online support groups bring people together from all over the world to share what they're going through. These groups might have forums dealing with topics you care about, like chemotherapy or side effects.

From: Build Your Support Network WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: "Finding Support Systems for People with Cancer."

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Finding Support and Information."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Cancer: Helping Your Family Help You."

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:  "10 Tips for Supporting a Friend with Cancer."

Dana-Farber Caregiving Institute: "How to Create a Caregiving Plan."

American Cancer Society: "Online Communities and Support."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 23, 2019

SOURCES:

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: "Finding Support Systems for People with Cancer."

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Finding Support and Information."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Cancer: Helping Your Family Help You."

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:  "10 Tips for Supporting a Friend with Cancer."

Dana-Farber Caregiving Institute: "How to Create a Caregiving Plan."

American Cancer Society: "Online Communities and Support."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 23, 2019

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