Can We Stop Prostate Specific Antigen Testing 10 Years After Radical Prostatectomy
The Journal of Urology, 07/20/2011
Loeb S et al. – Men with an undetectable prostate specific antigen for more than 10 years have a low risk of subsequent biochemical recurrence, with correspondingly lower rates of metastasis and death. These patients should be counseled that their risk of subsequent cancer related morbidity and mortality is low. Annual prostate specific antigen testing may be safely discontinued after 10 years for men with a prostatectomy Gleason score 6 or less and/or limited life expectancy.