OncoLink Cancer eNewsOncoLink Cancer eNews February 2012
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Not Another Test!
Our doctors and nurses often order tests and scans without giving much information about what to expect. OncoLink's new Diagnostic Tests section attempts to take the mystery out of the many scans and procedures oncology patients encounter. The list is continually growing, so check back regularly for new articles.

Atention Cancer Survivors!
How can your primary care doctor (family doctor or internist) provide the best care for you as a cancer survivor? Voice your opinion in this brief, anonymous research survey!

Is a Clinical Trial Right for Me?
Considering a clinical trial for your treatment can be a little overwhelming- is this the best option for me? Will my insurance pay for the treatment? Will I feel like a guinea pig? OncoLink attempts to answer some of these questions in Clinical Research Trials: The Basics and The Facts About Cancer Research. Looking to find a trial? Visit the OncoLink Clinical Trial Matching Service and our trial specialists can help you find a trial that fits your needs.

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February is National Cancer Prevention Month

Do you know the facts about cancer prevention? February is a great time to act on those healthy New Year's resolutions, many of which can reduce cancer risk! Visit OncoLink's menu on Risk and Prevention for information about environmental factors, tobacco issues, diet, HPV and more.

What's My Cancer Risk?Concerned about your own risk factors and how to reduce your risk? Take the What's My Risk? survey and learn more!

Join the OncoLink team February 14th at noon ET for a webchat to learn about cancer risk and tips to reduce risk!

OncoLink WebchatsUpcoming OncoLink Webchats
Have you ever wondered why a friend got cancer and you didn't? What factors in your life increase your risk, and more importantly, what can you do about it? Join the OncoLink team February 14th at noon ET for a webchat to learn about cancer risk and tips to reduce risk!

No registration is needed, just come to the webchat page at the event time. You can also submit questions in advance or read a transcript after the event. You can use your (public) Twitter account to participate during the live event (use the hashtag #oncochat).

If you missed last month's chat on Interpreting Test Results (or any others), you can read the transcript any time on the webchat archive page.

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