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What can your prostate-specific antigen levels show?

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If you choose a "watchful waiting" approach to treatment, the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level can help determine if the disease is progressing and if active treatment should be considered.

During hormonal therapy, the PSA level can help indicate how well the treatment is working or when it may be time to try another treatment.

SOURCES: 

New England Journal Of Medicine.

American Urological Association. 

National Cancer Institute. 

American Cancer Society. 

News release, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 4, 2019

SOURCES: 

New England Journal Of Medicine.

American Urological Association. 

National Cancer Institute. 

American Cancer Society. 

News release, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 4, 2019

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