Online cancer info often too complicated for patients

The readability of most websites that describe prostate cancer treatment options is too complicated for at least one-third of Americans, according to a study published this month in the Journal of Urology. Researchers from Loyola University Medical Center in Proviso, Ill., determined out of 62 studied websites, only three were written below a high school reading level. Roughly 90 million American adults read below a high school reading level, the researchers pointed out. None of the sites identified by the researchers were written at a fourth-through-six grade level, the level recommended by the National Institutes of Health. --Read the full FierceHealthIT article