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Radiation oncologists are specialists who use ionizing radiation to treat cancer. For prostate cancer, radiation therapy may be given as a curative treatment after initial diagnosis or after radical prostatectomy to either prevent or treat a recurrence. It can also be given to metastatic sites for local control or symptom relief. At the University of Chicago Medicine, our radiation oncologists are part of your collaborative care team that helps you decide on the best treatment for your prostate cancer.
Two common forms of radiation therapy used to treat prostate cancer are:
UChicago Medicine has been at the forefront of developing innovative radiotherapy techniques for prostate and other cancers. Highlights include:
In addition, our team maintains a detailed database of patient outcomes, which includes patient-reported quality of life after treatment. These outcomes have been regularly analyzed to help guide patient expectations, and to explore possible ways to improve the efficacy and safety of treatment.
Please complete this secure form to request an appointment with a UChicago Medicine prostate cancer expert. A representative will contact you within one to two business days to help you schedule the appointment.
This form is not for same- or next-day appointments. If you prefer to speak with someone directly, please call 1-855-702-8222. If you have symptoms of an urgent nature, please call your doctor or go to an emergency room immediately.
For Referring Physicians
To refer a patient for prostate cancer care, please call UCM Physician Connect at 1-800-824-2282.
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