Detecting #recurrent #prostatecancer when #PSA level has risen to only 2ng/mL

Detecting #recurrent #prostatecancer when #PSA level has risen to only 2ng/mL

We men who have been treated for prostate cancer live waiting for the cancers recurrence.

In the UK at present it is usual to check a mans PSA level periodically and think about treatment options when his PSA level is between 20-30.

This new method which is now approved by the FDA for use in the USA  can detect recurrent prostate cancer when the PSA level has risen to 2.

From a layman’s point of view it looks like a massive step forward in treating men with prostate cancer earlier when it reacurrs and presumably it means less invasive treatment.

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20121109/Mayo-Clinic-receives-FDA-approval-for-Choline-C-11-Injection-to-help-detect-prostate-cancer.aspx

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