External beam radiotherapy for synchronous rectal and prostatic tumors.

W. Siu, D. S. Kapp, S. M. Wren, C. King, M. K. Terris

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Abstract

Two patients were diagnosed with large rectal tumors and localized prostate cancer. The prostate-specific antigen level at diagnosis was 7.9 ng/mL and 9.0 ng/mL in the 2 patients. Knowledge of the presence of both tumors and their close proximity allowed creation of a modified three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy plan to treat both tumors. The patients had no evidence of rectal tumor recurrence and their prostate-specific antigen level was 0.5 ng/mL and 0.7 ng/mL at 1 and 2 years after therapy, respectively. We conclude that efficient, effective pelvic irradiation can be designed for synchronous rectal and prostate malignancies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalUrology
Volume57
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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