Which of the following urologic cancers, in advanced stages, is most appropriately treated by a medical oncologist instead of a urologist?
Urologic cancers in their advanced stages are treated mostly with hormone therapy and/or chemotherapy. Although urologists are trained in the treatment of advanced urologic cancers and are confident in their abilities to provide such care, medical oncologists can claim this patient population as their domain. Their training perhaps gives them a different perspective on the disease course of advanced cancers as well as a treatment paradigm that differs from that of urologists.
Renal & Urology News would like to know whether urologists acknowledge that certain advanced urologic cancers are better treated by medical oncologists, so please take a moment to answer the following poll question.
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