SOURCE: Answers Media

Answers Media

January 18, 2010 14:29 ET, a Website Developed by the College of American Pathologists, Provides Credible and Accurate Information to Help Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones Understand Their Disease, as Well as Available Treatment Options

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - January 18, 2010) - There's nothing more frightening than hearing the words, "You have cancer," from your physician. But with some assistance from a website put together by the actual physicians who diagnose and treat cancer, the road toward successful treatment can be a lot less daunting.

The website offers information on more than 40 of the most common cancers, as well as answers to questions about a specific type of cancer, a list of available treatment options, questions to ask doctors, definitions for key terms, and images of normal, as well as diseased tissues and cells.

The site offers interactive features to help patients feel less isolated, and a social media lecture that provides connections to other patients, survivors, and success stories.

This story demonstrates the offerings of the site -- which is developed by the College of American Pathologists. It also profiles cancer survivors, Nora Bowers and Ruth Chermok, who say the site serves as an excellent resource for cancer patients and their loved ones.

Sound on tape:

--  Board Certified Pathologist Amy Chadburn, MD, FCAP
--  Nora Bowers, Cervical Cancer Survivor
--  Ruth Chermok, Breast Cancer Survivor


--  Nora Bowers at home with family
--  Ruth Chermok photos with family
--  Video of a pathologist performing analysis and tests in a laboratory
--  Individual clicking and navigating through the features of the site

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