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Why should you ask your doctor for a PSMA PET scan?

PSMA is an important biomarker for assessing the progression of your metastatic prostate cancer

Prostate-specific membrane antigen, or PSMA, can be detected by a PSMA PET scan. A PSMA PET scan can tell you if your metastatic prostate cancer is PSMA+. 

PET, positron emission tomography.

Biomarker: A characteristic of your cancer that can be measured and give your doctor more information about your cancer.

Metastatic prostate cancer: Prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of your body.

PSMA PET scan: An imaging test that allows your doctor to check for PSMA-positive (PSMA+) cancer in your body.

If your metastatic prostate cancer is PSMA+, it can help your doctor assess the progression of your disease

A PSMA PET scan can show you and your doctor if your prostate cancer cells are PSMA+ and where they have spread in your body.

Learning your PSMA status with a PSMA PET scan can help inform the decisions you and your doctor will make regarding what the next best step may be in your treatment plan for your metastatic prostate cancer. 

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