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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
“ Should I be tested, shouldn’t I be tested, what tests should I get and at what point? From a patient standpoint, the conundrum has always been who should be tested and how often. ”
Dr. Richard Babayan , Urologist
A Personalized Approach: The Role of Commercially Available Genetic Tests
Genetic testing for newly diagnosed prostate cancer has become increasingly popular in the last three years. Commercially available genetic tests, covered by some insurance plans, allow patients to get a glimpse into their own DNA – a true look into the biology of their cancer. 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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