In recent decades, urology has gained a relevance that is independent of general surgery. This progress comes as a consequence of the high prevalence of urologic diseases and their enormous social and economic impacts, as well as significant innovations in the technologies and medical therapies used to treat urologic conditions. Briefly, it is estimated that 3-5% of consultations in general practice are for urologic conditions . Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for males, while bladder and kidney/pelvis cancers represent the sixth and the eighth most common tumors in US in both sexes (www.seer.cancer.gov). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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BJU international. 2016 Jan 05 [Epub ahead of print]
Vincenzo Ficarra, Vincenzo Mirone, Prokar Dasgupta
Department of Experimental and Clinic Medical Sciences, Urology Unit, University of Udine, Italy., Department of Urology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy., King's College London, Guy's Hospital, London, UK.