Should Patients Conduct Online Research About Their Diagnosis?

Mark Heaney, M.D., Ph.D.

Mark Heaney, M.D., Ph.D., Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University Medical Center, discusses the pros and cons of patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) researching their diagnosis online.

While the web offers a wide array of resources and information, some of it can be misleading or lead patients to extra worries. If patients choose this method to stay informed, it is crucial that they still discuss any of their findings or concerns with their health care team.
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