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Prostate Cancer on the Web—Expedient Tool for Patients’ Decision-Making?

Borgmann, Hendrik ; Wölm, Jan-Henning ; Vallo, Stefan ; Mager, Rene ; Huber, Johannes ; Breyer, Johannes ; Salem, Johannes ; Loeb, Stacy ; Haferkamp, Axel ; Tsaur, Igor



Abstract

Many patients diagnosed with cancer search for health information on the Web. We aimed to assess the quality and reliability of online health information on prostate cancer. Google, Yahoo, and Bing were searched for the term "prostate cancer." After selecting the most frequented websites, quality was measured by DISCERN score, JAMA benchmark criteria, and presence of HONcode certification. ...

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