The Impact of the Internet on Cancer Outcomes

  title={The Impact of the Internet on Cancer Outcomes},
  author={G. Eysenbach},
  journal={CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians},
  • G. Eysenbach
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
  • Each day, more than 12.5 million health‐related computer searches are conducted on the World Wide Web. Based on a meta‐analysis of 24 published surveys, the author estimates that in the developed world, about 39% of persons with cancer are using the Internet, and approximately 2.3 million persons living with cancer worldwide are online. In addition, 15% to 20% of persons with cancer use the Internet “indirectly” through family and friends. Based on a comprehensive review of the literature, the… CONTINUE READING
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