A Prostate Cancer Diagnosis: Why Speaking to a Radiation Oncologist is Important

When a prostate cancer diagnosis is suspected, patients typically see a general physician and a urologist who then recommends potential treatment options based on a number of factors, including the stage of the cancer.

Before choosing a treatment, radiation oncologists also play an important role in helping to inform and determine treatment options. Radiation oncologists are specially trained to treat cancer with radiation therapy, including a special form of treatment called stereotactic body radiation therapy, which is considered a first-line treatment option for prostate cancer. Speaking to a radiation oncologist is an important step in securing perspectives from various specialties to assist in making an informed treatment decision.

At the Elmhurst Memorial Center for Cancer Care, CyberKnife Center of Chicago physicians work together with doctors of multiple specialties to determine the best treatment plan. Patients can consult with urologists, surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists to understand the full scope of their diagnosis and the types of treatment options available.

For more information or to speak with one of our radiation oncologists, contact us.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.