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Salvage radiotherapy

Standard radiation treatment given to patients with biochemically recurring prostate cancer after ar radical prostatectomy (surgical removal of the prostate).

Seminal vesicles

Tube-shaped glands in the male reproductive system that produce fluid that will become semen.

Somatic testing

A genomic test that looks for changes in cancer genes in a sample of tumor tissue or a blood sample (liquid biopsy).

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

An external beam radiation that allows highly precise delivery of high doses of radiation to small targets.


The health and well-being of an individual with cancer from the moment of diagnosis and beyond. Survivorship includes mental, physical, emotional, and financial concerns, as well as follow-up care.

Systemic therapy

Any type of cancer treatment that targets the entire body (ie. chemotherapy).