Choosing the Right Forum to Get the Answers to Your Medical Questions

A new lump on the chest, sudden pain in the limbs, or a new rash – these are some of health-related issues that can cause anxiety in people. Thankfully, there are forums where people can seek help and get advice. Here is a list of authentic websites where you can check your medical symptoms as well as get great advice:

Doctor’s Lounge

Doctor’s Lounge is a forum that that provides articles, medical news, as well as academic journals to health care professionals. The website has an “Ask a Doctor” link on the left, which will take you to various medical forums. If you are a part of the forum, you can select the ‘New Topic’ button, which is located at the top of the forum, so that you can ask your questions that will be answered by volunteers that are supporting the forums. The forums receive a lot of queries, so someone else may have asked the question that you have posted, which is the reason why it is recommended that you search the forum thoroughly before you post your question.

Targeting Cancer

Targeting cancer is another website that you may visit to learn about different types of cancer. In order to learn about different types of cancer, simply click on ‘treatment by cancer type’ and choose from one of the following options:

  • Benign Disease
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Meningioma
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Vestibular Schwannoma (Acoustic Neuroma)
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervix Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Oesophageal Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Palliative Treatment
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Sarcomas
  • Skin Cancer and Melanoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Upper Gastro-Intestinal Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer

Insider Radiology

Organisations like Inside Radiology are a great source to learn about the different types of interventions, tests, and procedures that provide an elaborate insight to health professionals as well as health consumers, which eventually helps in improving the doctor-patient relationship.  The website basically caters to two types of audiences. They are:

  • Health consumers (patients, their families and friends)
  • Health professionals (clinicians and professionals)

Hopkins’ Breast Center

What is better than getting medical advice from an actual hospital? The answer is Johns Hopkins Breast Center. It is renowned in the medical field for its extensive research and development. There is immense dedication to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of breast cancer. The hospital has an ‘Ask an Expert’ service for people who have breast cancer or would like to ask a question regarding those areas. There is a list of topics that you can choose from the category. Once you do so, you can simply click on “Ask a Question” button that is located on the upper right corner of the screen and ask away. All the answers listed have been posted by experts, as this is a fee free service by the John Hopkins’ hospital.

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