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Support is imperative for helping patients and caregivers get through this difficult and challenging time. If you are housebound, the Internet can be the best way to connect with others who share your experience. In this section we'll show you how to find support through sites with online communities.
- When posting on message boards, always keep in mind that they're open forums and refrain from posting any sensitive, private, or personal information that you'd be uncomfortable having read by the general public.
- People you meet online may offer advice but always check with your doctor before making any major changes in your lifestyle or treatment. Different people have different needs.