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What’s the Impact of Updated Prostate Cancer Genetic Testing Recommendations?
Updated guidelines include new information about the role of genetic testing. These updates expand the criteria to include more people with prostate cancer or people with family histories of prostate cancer who may be eligible for and benefit from genetic testing.
Experts you may meet
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
“ For many people, uncertainty is worse than the diagnosis. If you're not sure if you have prostate cancer, that's more unsettling than, okay, I have prostate cancer, now I need to make plans. ”
Dr. Daniel Remick , Pathologist
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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