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How will I know if my prostate cancer treatment has helped already?
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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: PSA does not rise.
After prostate surgery, the psa should fall to undetectable levels.
An undetectable psa is the measure of success, and a rise in psa signals local or distant recurrence. After radiation treatment, the psa falls to a lowpoint, or nadir, and should stay low. The same goes for metastatic cancer, where hormonal therapy should keep the psa from rising.

In brief: PSA does not rise.
After prostate surgery, the psa should fall to undetectable levels.
An undetectable psa is the measure of success, and a rise in psa signals local or distant recurrence. After radiation treatment, the psa falls to a lowpoint, or nadir, and should stay low. The same goes for metastatic cancer, where hormonal therapy should keep the psa from rising.
Dr. Simon Kimm
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Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: SERIAL PSA
Psa blood tests repeated at each physician visit.

In brief: SERIAL PSA
Psa blood tests repeated at each physician visit.
Dr. Robert Carroll
Dr. Robert Carroll
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