What time does the café in the park open? Is the latest book by my favourite author any good? What movie have I seen that actor in?
For many of us, our first instinct when faced with everyday questions like these is to search the internet. And thanks to the devices in our homes and pockets, it’s never been easier or faster to find the answers.
But how do you know if you can trust what you’re reading? Especially for bigger questions about cancer, your treatment options and what to expect.
Quality information when you need it the most
Macmillan is a member of the Patient Information Forum (PiF). That’s why you’ll see the PiF tick at the bottom of our webpages, and on the back of our booklets. It shows that we’ve done everything we can to make sure our information is:
Many other organisations use the PiF tick – from NHS to other big health charities. But if you find information online that doesn’t have the PiF seal of approval, how can you tell if it’s reliable?
Your cancer information checklist
The personal touch
PiF-certified information is based on the latest clinical evidence, but it isn’t written by medical professionals in a vacuum. We make sure that people with experience of cancer review each booklet. Their point of view is vital.
Without that, we can’t be sure that our information answers the questions people affected by cancer actually have. That’s why we are so grateful to everyone who gives their time or shares their story. They bring our facts and stats to life and help us to answer people’s big questions about cancer.
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