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Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer can be both castration-resistant and metastatic. This is called metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), which is considered a type of advanced prostate cancer.

Monitoring your prostate cancer
If your PSA levels start to rise, talk with your doctor about what this could mean. It’s important to remember that a single PSA test is not enough to determine if your cancer is progressing. That’s why your doctor may recommend additional tests or scans to look for any signs of progression. These may include an MRI, CT, PET, or bone scan.

Ways prostate cancer can progress

How to identify progression:
  • Castration-resistant prostate cancer: Multiple tests, including PSA tests

  • Metastatic prostate cancer: One or more scans (eg, MRI, CT, PET, or bone scan)

  • Metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: PSA tests and scans

There are many effective treatments that can help fight mCRPC—including new treatments that have been approved by the FDA in recent years.

Create your prostate cancer plan

Download and print the Doctor Discussion Guide to help you and your doctor create a plan that's right for you.