Understand the course of treatment for patients with low and intermediate risk prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer risk increases with age and balancing the risks of treatment with the risks of disease progression presents challenges for providers treating patients with this disease.
Determine best course of treatment for patients with low and intermediate risk prostate cancer
Describe the role of radiation therapy in the management of Low and Intermediate risk prostate cancer for geriatric patients
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