Conservative

You will be closely watched to make sure the cancer does not spread. This involves routine doctor check-ups. Monitoring may include:
  • Serial PSA blood test (usually every 3 months to 1 year)
  • Bone scan or CT scan to check whether the cancer has spread
  • Complete blood count (CBC) to monitor for signs and symptoms of anemia
  • Monitoring for other signs and symptoms, such as fatigue, weight loss, increased pain, decreased bowel and bladder function, and weakness
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