Control after 6 weeks where the patient is informed about the histological results. Based on the histology, further follow-up of the disease is planned.
- If a favourable histology and postoperative PSA decrease to unmeasurable levels, the patient will be observed by the patient`s regular doctor with semiannual PSA measurements. Patients are referred back to the urologist if PSA levels rise.
- If unfavourable histological result, the patient will be followed up by an urologist with a customized program depending on the stage of the disease.
- Follow up at Oslo University Hospital after 3 months and after 1 year
- PSA testing every six months
For external radiation therapy
- Follow up after 3 months at local hospital/local doctor
- Follow up at Oslo University Hospital after 1 year
- PSA testing every 6 months
The most frequent complications after treatment of prostate cancer is urine leakage and erectile dysfunction.
- The patient is given a standardized training schedule with pelvic floor exercises.
- Patients with significant incontinence problems is referred to an urodynamic work-up and assessment for incontinence treatment.
- If urinary incontinence persists, the patient will be evaluated for possible surgery with sling or artificial urinary sphincter.