11 December 2018

By Dr Wendy Winnall - PCFA Research Team

Which scans are best for men with recurrent prostate cancer?

It's unfortunate that prostate surgery does not always mean the end of prostate cancer. Rising PSA levels after surgery mean that the cancer is probably on the way back. Some men with recurrent prostate cancer can be effectively cured by radiotherapy directed to the prostate bed. But those whose disease has spread beyond this area would do better to have more extensive treatment. A new Australian study has compared three different types of scan to ask which is best at directing treatment decisions for men with rising PSA after surgery.

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