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Frequency of follow up PSA bloods after RP?

User
Posted 13 Oct 2021 at 12:58

Hi,

Doing well after RP on 01/03/21.

12 week post surgery PSA  - 0.014

Just had another test and stable at 0.012.

How often do people have theirs tested following RP. I obviously don't want to leave it too long between tests , but on the other hand don't want the worry of "what if" every 3 months ?

What would be a safe and a stress-free interval going forward?

Thanks

User
Posted 13 Oct 2021 at 16:36

I think NICE guidance is at least one every six months for the first two years. Your PSA is low and stable. Personally I don't like having appointments in winter or in the holiday season. So for me six monthly appointments in March and September work fine.

Dave

User
Posted 13 Oct 2021 at 16:47

My surgeon just wanted an ultra sensitive PSA every 12 months. That's fine with me. 

User
Posted 13 Oct 2021 at 17:20
Ours was every 3 months for the first year, which I think is wise. After the first year it went to every 6 months.
User
Posted 13 Oct 2021 at 23:25

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
Ours was every 3 months for the first year, which I think is wise. After the first year it went to every 6 months.

Same for me.

 
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