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A Guide to Prostate Cancer Recurrence

Last updated: December 2021

Prostate cancer recurrence is a topic that many people in the community talk about. Whether it is dealing with fear, detecting recurrence, or what to do when prostate cancer comes back, we share what community members have said about their experiences and invite others to join the conversation.

Fears of recurrence

The fear alone can cause stress and anxiety, but there are ways to manage concerns about cancer coming back.

  • Read Dealing with Fears of Recurrence, where Simon dives into recurrence rates, coping with the very real fears, and staying positive
  • Read what the community had to say in Talking About Prostate Cancer Recurrence
  • Read about the differences between recurrence and being diagnosed with a second cancer, risks, and what the research says about prevention in How to Cope with the Fears of Recurrence

Detecting recurrence

Many men will continue to do checkups after treatment to monitor for recurrence.

When prostate cancer comes back

Whether recurrence happens at all can vary among men. But if it does happen, there are ways to move forward.

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