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Common Questions: The Procedure

Is there a risk of relapse after prostate cancer surgery?

There can be recurrence, a relapse after prostate cancer surgery. Indeed, none of the prostate cancer treatments are guaranteed prostate cancer cures. The likelihood of prostate cancer cure varies as a function of grade and stage at the time of treatment; early treatment is thus a key to effective management. Because there is a risk of relapse after prostate cancer surgery, even if it is very low, all patients should have periodic checks of their prostate PSA tests after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy