Education has long been known to break the barriers of ignorance. This is also true with healthcare issues. In the past, most people tended to take what their doctors told them as the only truth. Most doctors are truthful and are fully trained in their respected fields. Today, it is found that the more that people actively learn about their own healthcare, they are more prone to live healthier lifestyles. Most healthcare providers today don’t take offense when their patients want to learn more about their specific health problems. Some take to the Internet to gain information that may be highly inaccurate. However, the tide is turning with Internet education in all fields including healthcare. WebMD has long been a provider of up-to-date and factual information on health related issues.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America is also concerned about the false healthcare information often seen across the Internet. They are informed enough to realize that the Internet is here to stay. Younger generations are particularly prone to surfing the Internet. For this reason, CTCA has agreed to partner forces with WebMD to give accurate cancer promotional materials to educate these online surfers. WebMD has agreed to print some of CTCA profound information that they have on recent updates on cancer subjects. This includes newer treatments, alternative treatments that lesson cancer treatment side effects, new research results, new clinical trials, promising new drug therapies and other such information. It is hoped that those that read these articles will further their knowledge by seeking treatment or advice from their healthcare providers. It is even hoped that family members concerned about older family members reluctant to see their doctors to listen to their family member when shown these articles from leading cancer and healthcare providers and educators. Already, some experts have seen success.