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How is recurrence of prostate cancer found?

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After your prostate cancer treatment, you usually will go for medical check-ups every few months. At each visit, your doctor will order a blood test to measure your PSA levels. This test helps your doctor detect a cancer recurrence. You will also be examined. New symptoms should be reported to the doctor, as these may prompt other testing. The PSA test is excellent, but it is not a perfect tool.

From: If Prostate Cancer Comes Back WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society. 
 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 22, 2019

SOURCE: 

American Cancer Society. 
 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 22, 2019

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