Is a PSA of 0.21 safe after chemotherapy for stage IV, Gleason 9 prostate cancer? Can you have surgery after TULSA-PRO in the event of a relapse? Can low-grade prostate cancer cells (i.e. Gleason grade 3, as in the Gleason score 3+3=6) mutate into a more aggressive form over time? Dr. Scholz, a medical oncologist specializing in prostate cancer, answers these patients’ questions from our YouTube comments.
0:08 My father was diagnosed with stage IV prostate cancer (Gleason 9) in February 2021. He had 9 cycles of Taxotere (docetaxel). One month after his last session of chemo, his PSA is 0.21. Is it safe? What does that signify?
2:07 Is it possible to have surgery after TULSA-PRO in the event of a relapse?
2:36 Are low-grade cancer cells originally found in a prostate biopsy capable of mutating into a more aggressive form over time, or do the cells remain whatever grade they were when they were first discovered?
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