Hospital resource rooms

Check with your hospitals medical library. They often allow families to do research on site. Hospital resource rooms are now becoming more widely available, and they operate specifically to help patients and their families find information on specific conditions. Make a point during your next doctor visit to ask if your facility has one.

I think I first learned from a medical librarian about and Medline where you can find current research on chemotherapy and other treatment. If your local hospital is a teaching facility, they often have all the major medical journals, so we were able to get full text versions of papers that we needed. Until we had our own home access to the Internet, most of our researching was done through our local hospital's medical library.

Patient resource rooms are wonderful places. They usually have basic information on your child's illness, listings of agencies and cancer organizations, online access, and a person available to answer questions and help get you started if you're unfamiliar with doing Internet searches. It should be one of the first places that families are directed to.

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