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Aim: To evaluate the predictability of toxicity analyzing the dose-volume histograms (DVHs) and to verify the effectiveness of preventive measures limiting side toxicity considering the evolution of the radiation techniques for prostate cancer treatment. Materials and Methods: 208 patients with localized prostate cancer were treated with exclusive radiotherapy until 73.8 Gy (group A) or 79.2 Gy (group B) with the dose escalation technique. Preventive measures to minimize the side effects weredoi:10.4236/jct.2013.410174 fatcat:jkoluwbqfjex5jxozsmwnwvxrq