This thesis describes the results of studies on the effects and side effects of modern techniques and treatment schedules in radiotherapy for prostate cancer. This thesis is divided in three parts.
Part I focusses on radiation-induced gastrointestinal and genitourinary side effects associated with novel imageĀ­guided intensity modulated treatments.
Part II focusses on treatment efficacy of hypofractionated radiotherapy.
In Part Ill, quality of life and sexual function after modern external beam radiotherapy are studied.