Year : 2015  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 892-898

External beam radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer

1 Kocaeli University, School of Medicine, Department of Urology, Kocaeli, Turkey
2 Kocaeli University, School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, Kocaeli, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Ozdal Dillioglugil
Kocaeli University, School of Medicine, Department of Urology, Kocaeli
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1008-682X.156857

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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. 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.

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