Prostate Cancer Team

Prostate Cancer Team

Team Approach to Prostate Cancer Care

Swedish’s multidisciplinary prostate cancer team work together to provide a comprehensive care experience, completed by an integrated approach to care, leading-edge imaging and diagnostic techniques, treatment options and a wide selection of quality support services. Your personalized care team may include:

Brachytherapy physicians

Brachytherapy physicians are radiation oncologists who specialize in using brachytherapy.

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Cryotherapy Physicians

Cryotherapy physicians are surgeons who specialize in performing cryotherapy.

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Medical Oncologists

Medical oncologists are physicians who specialize in treating cancer with a variety of cancer-fighting drugs and treatment protocols, including chemotherapy and hormone therapy.

In addition to a medical oncologist, a medical oncology team includes medical-oncology nurses, who are specially trained in cancer, chemotherapy and hormone therapy treatment and more specialists.

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Onco-physiatrist

A physiatrist, or physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine, helps restore optimal function and quality of life to people who as a result of illness or injury have reduced ability to participate in everyday activity. An onco-physiatrist is a rehabilitation physician sub-specializing in cancer rehabilitation.

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Psychiatrists

The psychiatrists are physicians who specialize in the assessment and care of emotional and thinking problems that may arise with cancer, medications, side effects, pain and other stresses. Their practice focuses on cancer-related problems, especially those caused by or interfering with your care.

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Urologists

Urologists are physicians who specialize in diagnosis and performing cancer surgeries (radical prostactectomy) such as robot-assisted surgery (daVinci) and open surgery to deal with the male and female urinary tract and the reproductive system in men.

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Cancer services are provided at the Arnold Pavilion and at our locations in Ballard, Bellevue, Cherry Hill, Edmonds, Issaquah and Burien (Highline partnership).


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