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How often do doctors check psa and tumor markers for prostate cancer metastasis?
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In brief: Psa
I check psa every 3 monthd.

In brief: Psa
I check psa every 3 monthd.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Dr. Richard Sarle
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Dr. Chad Levitt
we check every 6 months if all looks good for ten years. if something looks suspicious or concerning i will check every three months for a short interim until the problem declares itself one way or another
Dr. Natarajan Raman
check PSA every 6months for the fist couple of years and then annually if levels are low.
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Usually each visit
Psa has high sensitivity for detecting recurrence after radical prostatectomy, but is less sensitive in detecting recurrence after radiation therapy.
For monitoring hormone treatment, psa provides a sensitive tool with which to verify treatment response and detect tumor recurrence;.Serial measurements provide reliable evidence.

In brief: Usually each visit
Psa has high sensitivity for detecting recurrence after radical prostatectomy, but is less sensitive in detecting recurrence after radiation therapy.
For monitoring hormone treatment, psa provides a sensitive tool with which to verify treatment response and detect tumor recurrence;.Serial measurements provide reliable evidence.
Dr. Robert Carroll
Dr. Robert Carroll
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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
The PSA blood test is ususally performed every 3 to 4 months to monitor the prostate cancer activity.
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Every 6 mos for 10yr
We check every 6 months if all looks good for ten years.
If something looks suspicious or concerning i will check every three months for a short interim until the problem declares itself one way or another.

In brief: Every 6 mos for 10yr
We check every 6 months if all looks good for ten years.
If something looks suspicious or concerning i will check every three months for a short interim until the problem declares itself one way or another.
Dr. Chad Levitt
Dr. Chad Levitt
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In brief: Every 3 months
The ususal timeframe to check for prostate cancer recurrence and monitoring is about every 3 to 4 months.
The frequency can change depending on the actual number, however.

In brief: Every 3 months
The ususal timeframe to check for prostate cancer recurrence and monitoring is about every 3 to 4 months.
The frequency can change depending on the actual number, however.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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