Contemplating Change in the Face of Risk: A Series of Articles about Approaches People Use When Considering Behavior Change to Reduce Cancer Risk Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
  • Morley, Sara Waynette
    • Affiliation: Hussman School of Journalism and Media
  • This series of articles is designed to help readers understand the role of risk factors in cancer diagnoses and to determine what approach is best for them when faced with their own risk factors for disease. The first article, “A Cancer Primer: Understanding Cancer’s Causes and Treatments and the Role of Risk Factors,” includes a simplified explanation of cancer and is accompanied by a graphic outlining basic cell division. “A Cancer Primer” introduces the reader to up-to-date research and expectations for future research, and to explanations of motives for behavior change. Articles two and three, “One Man’s Cancer” and “Choosing to Live with Risk Factors,” explain the choices of two men who’ve made very different decisions about behavior change based on cancer risk information. Lastly, the final article, “Information and Misinformation” can be used as a sidebar or a stand-alone piece. It guides readers to reliable and accurate cancer information and gives them tips for evaluating cancer-related information on the Internet.
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