Those women became the primary contributors to a forum. That forum, an offering on the web site www.womans-health.net, invited comments from all online viewers. The forums’ main contributors hoped for feedback on their comments.
The contributors to that forum submitted information on breast health and on diseases caused by an absence of breast health. One guest researcher had had a good deal of contact with scientists who were studying breast cancer. Her experience added momentum to a primary thrust of the forum.
Her experience facilitated a more expansive examination of topics familiar to those inside ob-gyn offices. Her experience allowed the forum to offer information on more than just the prevention of breast cancer. It also gave online readers access to specific details on the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
Some of the information mentioned in that forum drew on facts presented in an ob-gyn newsline. The forum sought to offer visitors to the web site background material that could aid their understanding of those facts. It sought to provide the sort of information one would expect to find inside ob-gyn literature.
Some of the information disclosed through that forum could not be found on any sort of ob-gyn newsline, or on any other web site. Some of the contributors to the forum shared with forum participants a few insights into their own exposure to specific problems. They addressed problems typical of those that bring patients inside ob-gyn offices.
One young mother introduced extensive information on the benefits of breast feeding. She also contributed some information on one of the medical complications that can result from breast feeding. During the final days of the forum, that contributor had to remain in bed, because she had developed an infection in her nipple.
The guest researcher wrote a few comments concerning the effort by doctors to understand the slow development of one woman’s reproductive organs. Those comments led to disclosure of the circumstances associated with a similar problem. Readers of the forum could benefit from the fact that those two similar cases of slow development had had two different causes. Readers could thus see that a group of symptoms did not always have one particular cause.
Some readers of the forum wanted to make it clear that other web sites contained related but different information on ob-gyn issues. They entered a number of remarks meant to steer Internet users to another health site. The primary contributors also gave the web address for a couple of sites that can take an online viewer inside various aspects of the ob-gyn world.
The entire forum provided Internet users with excellent preparation for involvement in other health programs, such as those that get publicity during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.