#ProstateCancer: Cure vs Remission After Treatment | #markscholzmd | #pcri

In this video, medical oncologist Mark Scholz gives a general overview of the concepts of "cure" and "remission in the context of prostate cancer.

0:07 What is the meaning of "cure" in the context of prostate cancer?

4:15 How does the Gleason score factor into cure rates?

5:42 What does "remission" mean in prostate cancer?

7:55 How often should men have their PSA checked after treatment?

10:22 How frequently are patients able to achieve durable remissions (meaning that the person has no active treatments and no detectable cancerous activity)?

11:39 What is the follow-up routine for a man if he has been in remission for five or more years?

11:57 How would a man use PSA testing after focal therapy -- considering the fact that part of the prostate would be intact?

13:21 Are there any benefits to having an MRI after treatment since PSMA PET scans are available?

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