Googling Cancer
  • Mar 1, 2016
  • 10:07 mins

Guest: Carolyn Lauckner, PhD, Assistant Professor in the College of Public Health's Department of Health Promotion and Behavior  A cancer diagnosis is traumatic for a patient and for a patient’s family. And these days one of the first things they’re inclined to do is Google the diagnosis. There are inevitably things you forgot to ask the doctor in that first meeting. Or you forget what the doctor said because of the stress. The internet is a vast resource, but not always a helpful one.

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