Radiation After Prostatectomy

After prostatectomy, the PSA should return to zero or very low levels, but if it rises, that could mean the cancer has returned. In this video, we discuss how radiation can target the cancer cells in the prostate bed, resulting in a cure even after recurrence. The most common side effects of radiation after prostatectomy are bowel and urinary irritation, but patients can work with their doctors to optimize their function and minimize complications.