Journal article

Penile cancer information on the internet: a needle in a haystack

Jiasian Teh, Stephanie Op't Hoog, Tatenda Nzenza, Catriona Duncan, Judy Wang, Matija Radojcic, Cheng Feng, Nathan Lawrentschuk

BJU INTERNATIONAL | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Penile cancer is a disease with high morbidity and mortality and is rare in developed countries. In the developing world, the incidence is significantly higher, and accounts for 1-2% of malignant disease in men. Penile cancer is associated with delayed diagnosis, often due to psychological factors. Web based resources are especially important when obtaining information from health professionals is challenging, such as when symptoms are embarrassing or stigmatised. OBJECTIVE: To assess the quality of information about penile cancer on the internet and to compare the quality of information from developed countries with developing countries. METHOD: Health on the Net (HON) princip..

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