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Prostate Biopsy and the Gleason Score: What You Should Know

Follow-up Tests

Whatever treatment approach you ultimately choose -- whether surgery, radiation, or watchful waiting -- your doctor will recommend follow-up tests, including repeated PSA tests and biopsies. These are used to detect signs that the cancer has returned or progressed. The longer you go with no sign of a change, the less frequently you will need follow-up tests.  

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Reviewed on February 26, 2010

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