A 72-year-old male asked:
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i had my prostate taken out my psa rose now a i'm due to have radiation therapy what are they going to radiate i don't have a prostate?

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Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
To the bed of ...: Your condition is rising psa after definitive rx with radical prostate removal, which is relatively common in up to almost 1/3 after such surgery. The plan to radiate is termed as salvage radiation under assumption of local recurrence after updated imaging study shows no suspicion for metastasis. But no spread as reported in imaging studies doesn't mean absolutely no microscopic metastasis.
Answered on Mar 24, 2014

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