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No treatment aside from 6 month psa test?

I am 12 months N.E.D post prostatectomy T2c/all margins clear./NO RT)

Are 6 month psa tests adequate treatment?? or should I be doing other tests/imaging?

Re: No treatment aside from 6 month psa test?

Six month tests should be fine and nothing else required. You might ask for three month tests to reduce your anxiety but you must have "undetectable" PSA now. It will be a few years before you might need salvage treatment and your PSA would have to get up to about 0.2 before you need consider anything else. That might happen in 5 years and by then they will probably be doing genetic and epigenetic testing to help them decide on who needs salvage treatment. The PSA test is an excellent test for patients without a prostate to determine if reoccurrence is happening.

Re: No treatment aside from 6 month psa test?

My PSA started going up a year after surgery. I received salvage radiation 6 months later. I would get PSA test every 3 months initially.