Cancer blogs become part of treatment – The Boston Globe

  • Cancer blogs become part of treatment – The Boston Globe – While there hasn't been much research done on the relatively recent phenomenon, patients attest to its many benefits. And two Ohio State University researchers, conducting one of the first studies on cancer patient blogs, said their preliminary findings suggest that online journals indeed help.

    "It's definitely not hurting these folks . . . it's a good means to express yourself," said one of the researchers, Jennifer Moreland, who is earning a master's of health communication. "These folks will look back over the last few years and say: 'Look at what I've come through. Hopefully, someone else can read this and survive as well.' "

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