Monday, September 17, 2007


I've been trying out a lot of the stuff we talked about in class about the "AND", "OR", and "NOT". So I tried it out on Google. I thought I'd experiment to just see what sort of results I would get. I typed in "cancer treatment -money" to see if I could get information about just cancer treatments NOT including the financial information. I want the financial information too but I would like to receive them from sites that ONLY talk about treatments OR sites that ONLY talk about financial costs of cancer. I think I might get higher quality sites this way instead of sites that just contain a lot of information. Interestingly, the search took me straight to the national cancer institute. After examining the site, the national cancer institute does not have a lot of information on the financial cost, but instead on the treatment itself. This way of searched seemed to be very productive for me. I think it will be a sensible way to get good information not lots of information. I'm after quality, not quantity.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Class Exercise 1

Topic Area: The process of treating cancer.

Why would certain cancer treatments be harder to get than others?

  1. How can hospitals help patients get new treatments?
  2. How does the cost of creating these treatment relate to the development of them?
In-Class Exercise III

1. I used Google search engine and typed in the key words "cancer treatment options" and received several good websites.
2. Now that I know where the information is, I feel much more comfortable with my topic choice.
3. I think for general information that I need, Google is the best way to go.