How Will I Know If The Seed Implant Therapy Worked?

Question: How will I know if the seed implant therapy worked?

Answer: We'll know if the seed implant therapy works over time. Namely the patient is generally followed in our clinic at three months, six months, every three months for the first two years, and during that examination we do a history, a physical exam, and blood studies. And what's very important is we track the PSA accurately and what's more important is the slope of the PSA over time. Obviously we want it to decrease over time, and as it does, usually by 18 months, we're able to tell whether that therapy is successful or not successful.

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