a robot-assisted radical prostatectomy for adenocarcinoma of the prostate
1 ng/mL. Repeat PSA testing was performed 3 months later at 0.31 ng/mL.
n one-half of men with adverse pathologic features will experience a PSA relapse after radical prostatectomy.
salvage radiation therapy can be curative.
arly initiation of salvage radiation leads to improved outcomes, including prevention of distant metastases and freedom from biochemical failure compared with observation.
Initiation of short-term androgen deprivation therapy can be considered in addition to EBRT but is not recommended in isolation unless the patient‘s performance status precludes EBRT.
There is a role for chemotherapy in the setting of PSA-only relapse
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