A bright spot in the fight against prostate cancer

In nearly 2 out of 5 cases of prostate cancer, the cancer returns. It may however take 7 to 8 years from a suspected relapse is discovered on a blood test until we can uncover the location and severity of the relapse by using traditional imaging modalities like MR and CT. With the relatively new imaging method PET/MR, we can ‘see’ the cancer much earlier – and perhaps more clearly. This is literally a bright spot in the fight against prostate cancer.

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Published June 27, 2021

 

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