YouTube awash with misinformation on prostate cancer

Many videos on the site promote complementary or alternative medicines, while others have a commercial bias

Complementary and alternative therapies may not be evidence-based treatment for prostate cancer, but many patients may think they are thanks to a plethora of inaccurate and outdated YouTube videos uncovered by US researchers.

Prostate cancer

With over 600,000 videos about prostate cancer on the social media platform, a team led by New York University analysed the top 150 English-speaking videos after searching for prostate cancer screening and treatment.

They found the majority of videos (77%) contained potentially misleading and/or biased information, with more than a quarter of these