Prostate cancer is primarily treated in three ways: with medicine, with radiation and/or with surgery. Your team of cancer physicians may include:
- Medical oncologist
- Radiation oncologist
- Surgical oncologists
- Other specialists
You can also consult the key below for a description of specialties
Hematology & Oncology
Physicians who coordinate and oversee your prostate cancer care. Medical oncologists specialize in the medical treatment of cancer, such as chemotherapy.
Physicians who specialize in treating cancer with radiation therapy, called radiation oncologists.
Physicians who specialize in the diagnosis of disease, including cancer.
General surgeons, including surgical oncologists.
Physicians who specialize in the treatment of diseases and conditions of the male and female urinary tract and male reproductive organs, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer and bladder cancer.