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With hundreds of thousands (probably millions) of cancer-related pages on the Internet finding appropriate information about childhood cancer can be a real problem. Therefore the aim of "Children's Cancer Web" is to make it easier to find more specific childhood cancer information quickly. This is achieved by providing an index of some of the key cancer-related sites and pages. Links are sorted into categories (by disease-type, and other topics), and where possible annotation is provided to give the reader a brief description of each site / organisation. As well as links the site presents basic information about cancer-related topics. Also, the site aims to draw the readers attention to issues about cancer-related information on the Internet, especially those relating to the quality of information.
The site includes information that will be of interest to a spectrum of different users; including parents, caregivers, health professionals, basic scientists, and others interested in childhood cancer. For the readers convenience sites which are intended exclusively for health professionals are labelled as such.
The site is broadly inclusive, though sites about alternative treatments are beyond the scope of the guide. The site welcomes suggestions for cancer-related sites from around the world, comments about the site, and suggestions for how the site can be improved are encouraged using the feedback form.
About the author: hello, my name is Simon Cotterill, I worked in cancer research from 1989 to 2001 working in clinical trials, statistics and childhood cancer epidemiology, my qualifications are non-medical. I have over 25 publications about childhood cancer published in peer reviewed journals. Cancer research remains a personal interest to me, and like too many others, I've have relatives and friends affected by and lost to cancer. This database and guide has been developed in my personal time, any mistakes in this guide are entirely my own.
I hope you find this guide useful, any constructive criticisms would be much appreciated: please use the feedback form
DISCLAIMER: this guide has been written for educational purposes only, it can not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. If you have or suspect that you or your child may have a health problem, you should consult your doctor. No responsibility can be accepted for information on any linked page, please read the provider's own disclaimer where appropriate.
This page last updated: 9th March 2017
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