Treatment for Few Metastases | Oligo-Metastases Disease | Mark Scholz, MD | PCRI

'Oligometastatic' prostate cancer describes a situation in which a man has a small number of metastatic lesions in the bones, distant lymph nodes, or possibly organs like the liver or lungs. Historically, the treatment of oligometastatic disease was complicated by the limitations of imaging—that is, it was usually impossible to detect these lesions before they grew and multiplied. However, the advent of PSMA PET is opening up this stage of prostate cancer to earlier treatment and hopefully better outcomes. In this video, medical oncologist Mark Scholz, MD discusses how PSMA PET scans are changing how doctors are thinking about the treatment of oligometastatic disease.

0:10 What is oligometstatic prostate cancer?

2:00 What is the abscopal effect?

3:31 How have PSMA PET scans affected the treatment of men with oligometstatic disease?

4:41 How is oligometastatic disease usually treated?

7:12 How large does a metastatic lesion need to be to be discovered by a PSMA PET scan?

8:19 How does age affect the treatment of metastatic disease?

9:46 Is it possible for men with oligometastatic disease to be cured?

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