Prostate-specific antigen bounce after prostate brachytherapy: review of a confusing phenomenon.

@article{Calolu2009ProstatespecificAB,
  title={Prostate-specific antigen bounce after prostate brachytherapy: review of a confusing phenomenon.},
  author={Murat Caloğlu and Jay P. Ciezki},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2009},
  volume={74 6},
  pages={
          1183-90
        }
}
Prostate brachytherapy is a commonly used modality for the treatment of prostate cancer. After prostate brachytherapy, the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level may fluctuate and increase temporarily without a clear reason in 30-40% of successfully treated men. This phenomenon is called "PSA bounce" and engenders anxiety on the part of the patient and physician. Having reviewed the literature we found 19 articles and summarized in the current review to delineate the facts of this relatively… CONTINUE READING
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