What is the role of the radiation oncologist when treating prostate cancer?

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MarkSobczakMD (Physician - Oncology - Radiation (Verified) ) - 11 / 07 / 2013

The Radiation Oncologist (RO) is an integral part of the team of physicians that every newly diagnosed prostate cancer patient should see as part of their initial evaluation. The RO will review all aspects of the patient’s medical history to see if radiation can or should play a role in the care of the patient. Radiation can be used as primary therapy, in combination with hormonal therapy, or following surgical removal of the prostate gland.
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