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How will I know if my prostate cancer treatment has helped already?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology
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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.
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Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: SERIAL PSA

Psa blood tests repeated at each physician visit.

In brief: SERIAL PSA

Psa blood tests repeated at each physician visit.
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