Clinical management of rising prostate-specific antigen after radical retropubic prostatectomy

J. Kellogg Parsons, Alan Wayne Partin

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Abstract

Approximately 40% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer will undergo radical prostatectomy.1 Of these, 15% to 46% will manifest an isolated, asymptomatic rise in postoperative PSA within 15 years. This phenomenon is referred to as biochemical recurrence. Since an estimated 75,000 radical prostatectomies are performed annually in the US, biochemical recurrence after prostatectomy represents a healthcare issue of considerable magnitude, affecting several thousand men each year.2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProstate Cancer
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice
PublisherCRC Press
Pages747-754
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780203624326
ISBN (Print)9781841844589
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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