Follow-up after treatment for prostate cancer
After your treatment has finished, you will have regular checkups, usually involving a PSA test. These will probably continue for many years.
After your treatment has finished, you’ll have regular check-ups, usually involving a PSA test. These will probably continue for several years.
Some men may be seen regularly by their cancer specialist while others may have a PSA test at their GP surgery. It can be useful to speak to your cancer specialist about how you will be followed-up after treatment, and who you can discuss any problems with.
Many men find they get anxious for a while before the appointments. This is natural. It may help to get support from family, friends or one of the organisations listed in our database during this time.
If you have any problems, or notice any new symptoms between check-ups, let your doctor know as soon as possible.
People whose treatment is over apart from regular check-ups might find our section on living with and after cancer treatment helpful.