The modern urologist is adept at diagnosing prostate cancer as well as discussing and prescribing the various treatments. One of these treatments, prostate radiation, has significant immediate and late side effects that make long-term management of these patients difficult. I hope that this series of articles from some of the preeminent reconstructive urologists around the world will serve the urology community well by offering some guidelines for evaluation and treatment of this complex patient population, in addition to other survivors of radiation for different cancers. While radiation has excellent outcomes from an oncologic standpoint, the late effects can be devastating. As patients live longer and the Baby Boomer generation make their way through our offices, these articles represent an attempt at improving the lives of these cancer survivors.
Provenance and Peer Review: This article was commissioned by the editorial office, AME Medical Journal for the series “Radiation Urologic Reconstruction”. The article did not undergo external peer review.
Conflicts of Interest: The author has completed the ICMJE uniform disclosure form (available at https://amj.amegroups.com/article/view/10.21037/amj-2021-01/coif). The series “Radiation Urologic Reconstruction” was commissioned by the editorial office without any funding or sponsorship. LW served as the unpaid Guest Editor of the series. The author has no other conflicts of interest to declare.
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Cite this article as: Wiegand L. AMJ series on radiation urologic reconstruction. AME Med J 2022;7:1.