If your PSA is rising, the cancer has returned or spread or is no longer responding to treatment, your disease may be progressing. But how much do you really know about what is happening within your body? With your initial diagnosis, your doctor used a number of tools and tests to choose the most appropriate treatment option, weighing the risks of side effects and the probability of successfully treating the cancer. This is also true when you experience a recurrence or the cancer is not responding to treatment. You may have many pressing questions at this time, such as:
- Why is the treatment not working?
- What does this mean?
- What options do I have?
- Has my cancer spread to other parts of the body?
- If not, how can I avoid this?