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Survivor stories[edit]

I removed the "survivor stories" tag from the external links because patient support/individual experiences/survivor stories is exactly the kind of thing that Wikipedia policies do not support, especially in medicine-related articles. "My personal experience" is not "encyclopedic content" under any circumstances. This link is already quite questionable (=technically banned except under unusual circumstances) because it's an individual's personal website. So my thought was that if we didn't advertise the link as being about survivor stories, maybe no one else would notice that we're ignoring the policy here. However, if we're going to do this, I need you (all of you) to quit restoring the description that will ultimately get this link deleted.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reply here. Please also read WP:EL carefully if you want to know more about Wikipedia's external links policy, and WP:MEDMOS for medicine-related standards. It is important when you read these pages that the overall goal is to have as few external links as possible: Wikipedia is NOT a collection of website links. (As a short summary, one rule of thumb is that a link should contain only the kinds of detailed information that a teenager might need for writing an old-fashioned essay on the subject.) Hope this helps explain the issue. WhatamIdoing (talk) 21:08, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

External links[edit]

Wikipedia's external links policy and the specific guidelines for medicine-related articles do not permit the inclusion of external links to non-encyclopedic material, particularly including: patient support groups, personal experience/survivor stories, internet chat boards, e-mail discussion groups, recruiters for clinical trials, healthcare providers, fundraisers, or similar pages.

Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not an advertising opportunity or a support group for patients or their families. Please do not re-insert links that do not conform to the standard rules.

External links are not required in Wikipedia articles. They are permitted in limited numbers and in accordance with the policies linked above. If you want to include one or more external links in this article, please link directly to a webpage that provides detailed, encyclopedic information about the disease. Thanks, WhatamIdoing (talk) 03:03, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

I have posted a link of a educational video regarding leiomyosarcoma. According to wikipedia guidelines, it is an original source and contains very valuable and rare video of leiomyosarcoma to help educate others. The bot keeps on removing it, but shouldnt. the link is to Live Leiomyosarcoma YouTube Video Thank you


"(When benign, it is called a leiomyoma.)" -- NO. Leiomyosarcoma is NEVER called a leiomyoma. They are two, very different, tumors of totally different cellular structure. This wiki page is being cited on support groups as being the source for cancer information on fibroids. Totally out of line. Please tag this wiki entry as needing an expert's input as it is medically irresponsible in it's current state. Carla Dionne, Executive Director, National Uterine Fibroids Foundation —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:58, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for your suggestion. When you feel an article needs improvement, please feel free to make those changes. Wikipedia is a wiki, so anyone can edit almost any article by simply following the edit this page link at the top. The Wikipedia community encourages you to be bold in updating pages. Don't worry too much about making honest mistakes — they're likely to be found and corrected quickly. If you're not sure how editing works, check out how to edit a page, or use the sandbox to try out your editing skills. New contributors are always welcome. You don't even need to log in (although there are many reasons why you might want to). WhatamIdoing (talk) 01:19, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
Ms. Dionne is absolutely right, especially down to the picture. This is one of those instances where oncology nomenclature does not follow normal paths and while the article is about a leiomyosarcoma, the picture is of a leiomyoma, two totally different beasts. I will remove the picture immediately since it's completely wrong, and wait for a real one to come in.--Cpt ricard (talk) 07:12, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

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