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Prostate cancer 

Prostate cancer
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Prostate cancer
Author(s):

Linus Benjamin

, Alison Tree

, and David Dearnaley

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198786757.003.0010
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date: 17 April 2021

Chapter 10 discusses prostate cancer and includes discussion on indications including radical radiotherapy to prostate ± seminal vesicles, pelvic radiotherapy, post-prostatectomy radiotherapy, palliative radiotherapy to prostate ± pelvis, palliative radiotherapy to metastases, and breast bud radiotherapy for the prevention or treatment of gynaecomastia, radical radiotherapy planning, target volume definition , dose distribution, implementation, verification, dose prescription, toxicity and care during treatment, the role of hormonal therapy in combination with radical radiotherapy, treatment outcome, and future developments.

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