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How is the recurrence of prostate cancer detected?

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After prostate cancer treatment, you'll likely get checkups every few months. At each appointment, your doctor will do a blood test to measure prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. This test helps him detect a cancer recurrence. You'll also get a physical exam. Tell your doctor about any new symptoms.

From: If Prostate Cancer Comes Back WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society. 
 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 22, 2019

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American Cancer Society. 
 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 22, 2019

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