Information provided by the McGill University Hospital Centre’s (MUHC) Patient Education Office is for educational purposes. It is not meant to take the place of the advice you receive from your treatment team. This advice is individualized as a care plan that is specific to your unique situation. Speak to your treatment team if you have questions or concerns. If you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or go to the emergency department right away.




Privacy Statement


The McGill University Health Centre provides this site as a public service. We do not collect personal information about you when you visit the web site. If you choose to contact us by e-mail, or respond to an on-line survey, we will only maintain the information as long as needed to respond to your message or to fulfill the stated purpose of communication. Your personal information will only be given to a third party if it is necessitated by your request for specific information. These third parties are held to strict policies to safeguard the information and provide the same level of privacy protection as the McGill University Health Centre and as are outlined in the McGill University Health Centre Code of Ethics.


The McGill University Health Centre collects statistical information from the Health Education Collection web site. We collect, temporarily, the IP address from which you access the Internet, the date and time, the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to the site, the name of the file or the words you searched and the browser used to access the site. This information is used to determine the number and the geographical location of visitors to the site. We monitor query words to help us improve the effectiveness of the web site.


In an effort to help visitors to the web site access quality health information, we provide links to other Internet sites. Once you have linked to another site you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.




Advertising Policy


The McGill University Health Centre does not receive funding for website advertising. External resources (sites to which we provide a link) may contain advertising. However, this has no influence on the content of our site and we do not receive revenue from these sources.






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