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More options means more healthcare professionals play a role in your prostate care team today.
Urologists specialize in the urinary tract and male genitals. They are often the first doctor you meet after your general practitioner.
Your medical oncologist is responsible for determining whether or not you need drugs to treat your cancer.
These nurses specialize in cancer care and assist physicians with many different types of procedures.
Radiation oncologists are physicians who specialize in using ionizing radiation to kill cancer cells.
The Evolution of Care
“ We have more data now saying which prostate cancers need to be treated and which don’t. We have minimally invasive treatments if necessary, and if you don’t require therapy, we will place you on a careful active surveillance regimen. Everything we do for prostate cancer is tailored to the specific patient and based on your unique situation. ”
Dr. Mark Katz , Urologist
Treatment Options: When Cancer Returns After Radiation
What do we do if prostate cancer comes back after radiation treatments? A recent prospective trial opens the door to brachytherapy, a form of radiotherapy where small radioactive implants are placed directly into the affected tissue. Is this an option for you?
Terms to Know
Like most areas of medical expertise, prostate care is full of specialized terminology and acronyms. Use this glossary throughout the site for help understanding any medical term you encounter.Browse Glossary
Examining a tissue sample to understand the presence, cause, or extent of a disease.
Cancer is a group of diseases where cells grow abnormally.
The use of low temperatures in medical therapy.
A medical professional who calculates precise doses of radiation for treatments.
A system of grading and staging prostate cancer.
Stimulating the body’s own immune response to fight disease.
The prostate is a walnut-sized gland.
A substance produced by the prostate that increases when the prostate is irritated.
High-energy particles that cause ionization and tissue damage.
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