BMI body mass index

BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy

CT computerized tomography

DES diethylstilbestrol

DHT dihydrotestosterone

DRE digital rectal exam

EBRT external beam radiation therapy

EORTC European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer

HDR high dose rate brachytherapy

HIFU high-intensity focused ultrasound

HMO Health Maintenance Organization

HPV human papillomavirus

IMRT intensity-modulated radiotherapy

LH luteinizing hormone

LHRH luteinizing hormone-release hormone

LSN lymphotrophic superparamagnetic nanoparticles

MRI magnetic resonance imaging

NCI National Cancer Institute

PC prostate cancer

PCF Prostate Cancer Foundation

PIN prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia

PIVOT Prostate Cancer Intervention Versus Observation Trial

PLCO Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial

PSA prostate specific antigen RTOG Radiation Therapy Group

SELECT Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial STD sexually transmitted disease

3DCRT three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy

TNM tumor, node, metastasis staging system to describe whether the cancer has spread

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