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Approximately one third of men diagnosed with prostate cancer will opt for surgical treatment.

Mirkin J, Lowrance W, Feifer A, Mulhall J, et al. Direct-To-Consumer Internet Promotion Of Robotic Prostatectomy Exhibits Varying Quality Of Information. Health Affairs. 2012; 31(4): 760-769. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3897330/

Reference

Title
Direct-To-Consumer Internet Promotion Of Robotic Prostatectomy Exhibits Varying Quality Of Information
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Mirkin J, Lowrance W, Feifer A, Mulhall J, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 4
Pages
760-769
URL
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