Information about cancer from the internet, the press, and your friends can be accurate, biased, incomplete, speculative, premature, irrelevant. Sorting out what’s helpful can be a real challenge.

Science changes its mind when presented with enough contrary evidence. This is its main strength. Always demand evidence and be skeptical of any claim that can’t be backed up with sufficient evidence.

No treatment is good for everything. If something is touted as good for anything that ails you, like they used to say about snake oil in the days of the old traveling medicine shows, then that’s probably what it is. Just about the only two things that have ever been shown to be good for almost everything is sleep and exercise.

You’re going to need help sorting through all of it. We can help you do that. Ask questions about what you’re reading or hearing, and don’t be shy about asking questions if you run across conflicting information.