Prostate Cancer, Advanced or Metastatic (cont.)
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If you have had prostate cancer before, one or more tests will help your doctor see if your cancer has come back or spread. These may include:
If you have been treated for prostate cancer in the past, you've probably been having regular checkups that include PSA tests to check for any signs that the cancer has come back or has spread to other parts of your body. Your doctor will watch for any increases in your PSA level and the speed with which any increases occur. A higher PSA does not necessarily mean your cancer has come back. But it may mean that you need further tests, such as a prostate biopsy, bone scan, CT scan, or MRI.
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