Radiation delayed until PSA begins to rise is called salvage treatment. Salvage radiotherapy is given to patients whose PSA either fails to become undetectable after surgery, or if the PSA subsequently rises after...
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Blocking testosterone, a hormone that induces libido, strength, endurance, emotional stability, and potency creates all kinds of side effects.
After treatment with TIP, some men will be left with chronically suppressed testosterone. Several studies suggest that properly-supervised administration of testosterone is safe. In addition to the need for post treatment surveillance, these ongoing doctor visits offer an good opportunity to screen men for issues unrelated to prostate cancer by important for their overall general good health.