Radiotherapy (XRT) is a curative treatment option for prostate cancer (PCa). Recent XRT technologies allow higher dose therapy that lead to increased local control with less adjacent tissue damage. Additionally, receiving neo-adjuvant or adjuvant hormonotherapy (HT) during radiation therapy increases the curative effect.
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The aim of this paper is to review the current literature and guidelines on external beam radiation therapy for PCa. However, brachytherapy and radiosurgery, a recently evolving relatively new technology for the radiotherapeutic management of localized PCa, are beyond the scope of this paper.
Asian J Androl. 2015 Jun 26. doi: 10.4103/1008-682X.156857. [Epub ahead of print]
Yilmaz H, Aksu G, Dillioglugil O1.
Kocaeli University, School of Medicine, Department of Urology, Kocaeli, Turkey.