Ask The Expert
May 04, 2012
Before suggesting that the prostate cancer has returned, I would want to see another PSA about 3 months after the last one. If it is continuing to rise, the cancer has likely become more active.
Your options are based on several factors, including:
If you were to start additional treatment, hormonal therapy would likely be the next step. The aim of this therapy is to decrease your testosterone (male hormone) levels. Testosterone stimulates growth of prostate cancer cells. By blocking testosterone, prostate cancer can stop growing and even shrink.
There is no rush to start hormonal therapy. You won’t lose anything by waiting a few months in most cases.