A local oncologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats cancers, from lung cancer to prostate cancer. Men with prostate cancer will work with a local oncologist to manage and treat the disease. Some men with prostate cancer undergo surgery to remove the cancer, while others need chemotherapy (using chemicals to destroy cancer cells), radiation (using high doses of radiation to destroy cancer cells) or hormone therapy. A local oncologist can also help you reduce nausea from chemotherapy or radiation; prevent bone loss during prostate cancer; recommend active surveillance, which involves monitoring a man’s health to see if the cancer grows over time; understand the link between colon cancer and prostate cancer; prepare or recover from surgery and more. Men with prostate cancer will probably work with a local family physician and maybe a local urologist, who treats conditions of the urinary tract. Some men also find it beneficial to work with complementary wellness providers such as massage therapists, kinesiologists, registered dietitians, nutritionists, psychologists and athletic therapists. Your local oncologist can work with your other health and wellness providers to ensure you’re getting the best care for your prostate cancer.