Policing of information from internet breast cancer list: Findings may not be generally applicable

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7549.1095-a (Published 04 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1095
  1. Ketan K Dhatariya (ketan.dhatariya@nnuh.nhs.uk), consultant endocrinologist
  1. Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7UY

    EDITOR—The article by Esquivel et al is misleading in some respects.1 Their findings result from internet correspondence between individuals about a common condition that is given a lot of webspace and media attention.

    My own (anecdotal) experience shows that a vast amount of ignorance remains when rarer conditions are considered. Between 2001 and 2003 I attempted to …

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