Monitoring your PSA levels after treatment

You will be given regular appointments to monitor your PSA levels following treatment. Your treatment team or your GP will also ask how well you are feeling and if you have any symptoms. How often you are seen will get less over time depending on your PSA results. Your PSA level should drop to very low or be undetectable following surgery. To limit your anxiety, ask your treatment team what changes in PSA level they would be concerned about. PSA levels following radiation tend to drop slowly and may not reach their lowest level until two or more years later. PSA monitoring during treatment for advanced prostate cancer can help show how well the treatment is working.

Last updated: December 22, 2022