Multidisciplinary management of prostate malignancy

Joseph W. Basler, Carol Jenkins, Gregory Swanson

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Most urologic malignancies are diagnosed initially and managed by urologists. However, better outcomes may be attained by integrating the surgical, medical, and radiologic disciplines. The primary care physician remains an important cornerstone whose talents should not be underestimated in the overall patient management scheme. Additional services such as endocrinology, physical therapy, pain control, hospice, nutrition, biofeedback, and hyperbarics, among others, should be considered in the overall health care team. The organization of the team, including definition of the duties of key personnel and even the physical framework of the clinic, contribute to its success in treating patients with prostate cancer. Pitfalls of the process also are discussed in this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-234
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent urology reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2005


  • Primary Care Physi
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer Patient
  • Radiation Oncologist
  • Veteran Administration Health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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