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About: Cancer

is in compliance with the HONcode

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17 Years

Certificate validity 15 Feb 2015 - Feb 2016

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HONcode identification number:

HONConduct699484

Date of initial review:

26 Jan 1998

Certificate validity

15 Feb 2015 - Feb 2016

Date of last visit:

15 Jan 2015
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

Lisa Fayed Cancer Guide
As a cancer educator, patient advocate, medical writer, researcher and student, Lisa has spent countless hours in the oncology field in a research and clinical capacity. The time she as spent as a patient and professional in medical oncology has made her a valuable resource to the cancer community.
Lisa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a concentration in biochemistry and molecular biology. She is currently pursuing her MD and plans to practice in gynecologic oncology.
 

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This forum is moderated by Lisa Fayed, your About.com Guide to Cancer, according to Forum Guidelines and About.com's User Agreement. Lisa monitors this forum at least 2-3 times a week.
Commercial messages, profanity and hate speech are prohibited and will be removed.

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The information, facts, and opinions provided are no substitute for professional advice. Always consult your primary care physician for any medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and before undertaking a new diet or exercise plan. This Service and the Sites are for informational purposes and should be used in conjunction with health care professionals.
 

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About.com will never share, rent, or sell your personal information without your consent, unless it is required by law. (...) About.com will use cookies, pixel trackers, server logs, and any Internet technology in order to measure the effectiveness of the About service and any Advertising campaigns as well as to target meaningful content and Ads to our users.
About.com uses DoubleClick, Google, and other third-party Ad Servers to serve and display Advertisements on About.com. About.com does not provide personally identifiable information to Ad Servers. They may use cookies, pixel tracker...
 

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You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose personal information (e.g., user name, email address) on a bulletin board, chat room or on any other user or member generated pages, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other parties.

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Sources:
American Cancer Society. "What is Pancreatic Cancer". Detailed Guide: Pancreatic cancer. 06 Nov 2007. Accessed July 28, 2008.
American Cancer Society. "How is Pancreatic Cancer Treated?". Detailed Guide: Pancreatic Cancer. 06 Nov 2007. Accessed July 28, 2008.
 

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If you post health/medical information that is not related to your personal experience, please cite a reference (for example, provide a link to an online source).

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Created September 10, 2010
 

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This principle is not applicable to this site 

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You agree to only post information that is true and correct in light of your knowledge.

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Please complete the form below, and provide as much detail as you can.
 

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About.com is a top 20 Web property that is part of The New York Times Company.
 

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This forum is moderated by Lisa Fayed, your About.com Guide to Cancer, according to Forum Guidelines and About.com's User Agreement.

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"Advertisement" "Sponsored links" "Cancer Ads"
 

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All advertising content is clearly distinguished from the editorial content by the following labels: advertisement, sponsored links, ads. We do not accept advertisements for any illegal products or services or advertisements that About.com feels are objectionable or in bad taste.
 

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All advertising content is clearly distinguished from the editorial content by the following labels: advertisement, sponsored links, ads. We do not accept advertisements for any illegal products or services or advertisements that About.com feels are objectionable or in bad taste.
 

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You shall not, without the express approval of About.com, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services.
No advertising: Commercial messages, spam or solicitations are prohibited.

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