Recurrent Prostate Cancer Survival Rates Seen to Greatly Improve Through Radical Surgery

Recurrent Prostate Cancer Survival Rates Seen to Greatly Improve Through Radical Surgery
A retrospective study, using a national database, analyzed data from patients with prostate cancer and found that a complex surgical procedure  — salvage radical prostatectomy (SRP) — can greatly improve long-term survival outcomes in those whose cancer has returned despite radiation therapy. The study, “Survival Outcomes in Men Undergoing Radical Prostatectomy after Primary Radiation Treatment for Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate,” was

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2 comments

  1. charles baker says:

    I just signed up for a newsletter. I am grateful to find this site. I have a question and would appreciate you answering it for me. If my PSA for the last four years have been increasing (I had a radical prosectomy in 2006). It is now .007. I am told that I need to wait for my PSA to reach .02. It was undetectable for 6 years and then started increasing. Is this for a certainty that my cancer has recurred? Please advise.

    • Tim Bossie says:

      Thank you for the comment and the question Charles. We are glad that you signed up for the newsletter and hope that you continue to find the information you are seeking. As for your question, we can not give medical advice on matters such as this. It would be best if you talked with your doctor about these numbers.

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