Chemotherapy Truthers Are the New Anti-Vaxxers

Social media companies like Facebook and Twitter are trying to step in, but the misinformation permeates

Kelsey Osgood
Elemental

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InIn 2017, a family member of mine was diagnosed with colon cancer. The sad announcement was sent via email, after which my (enormous) extended family sent a flurry of follow-ups. One detail stuck out: My family…

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Kelsey Osgood
Elemental

Author of How to Disappear Completely: On Modern Anorexia. Writes often about religion, literature, and health. kelseyosgood.com