How Often Will I Have My PSA Checked During Watchful Waiting?

Dr. David Chen answers the question: 'PSA Checked During Watchful Waiting?'

March 16, 2009, 2009 -- Question: How often will I have my PSA checked during watchful waiting?

Answer: During watchful waiting, urologist generally would recommend having the PSA repeated every three to six months. And that would be an indicator of whether the prostate cancer might be changing, whether it might be growing, and if there is a concerning change -- a rise that is unexpected -- that could be one indicator to recommend proceeding with therapy.