Key Points +
Monitoring after radiotherapy to the prostate +
What if the PSA starts to rise again after surgery? +
Can doctors tell me the likelihood of cancer recurring? +
How is cancer recurrence detected? +
What if the PSA starts to rise again after radiotherapy? +
Monitoring when there is no treatment +
Avoiding needless worries +
Maintaining quality of life for you and your family +

Sources

1. Heidenreich A, et al. Guidelines on prostate cancer. The Netherlands: European Association of Urology, 2011.

2. Lawson KA, et al. Multivitamin use and risk of prostate cancer in the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 2007;99(10):754–64.

3. Klein EA, et al. Vitamin E and the risk of prostate cancer. Journal of the American Medical Association, 2011;306(14):1549–56.

 

Resources

Localised prostate cancer: A guide for men and their families
Cancer Council 2010. Available from Helpline: 13 12 00, Andrology Australia 1300 303 878
Advanced prostate cancer: A guide for men and their families
Cancer Council 2009. Available from Helpline: 13 12 00, Andrology Australia 1300 303 878

There’s some good years left yet: The experience of a prostate cancer survivor
Barry Oakley. Published by the Prostate Health Improvement Program, Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park.

Life’s in the pink: How to maintain a quality of life by a prostate cancer survivor
Barry Oakley.

Promoting wellness for prostate cancer patients
3rd Edition 2010 Mark Moyad Ann Arbor Editions

Taking care of yourself and your family: A resource book for good mental health
John Ashfield. Peacock Publications 2009. Available as an audiobook or download from www.beyondblue.org.au

Coping with a diagnosis of prostate cancer
Queensland Cancer Fund.

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