Why does cancer return?
We can treat and get rid of many prostate cancers, but sometimes the cancer comes back.
This happens when a very tiny amount of cancer cells are left in the body after treatment. The cancer may return in the same area of the body, or it may return in a different area. For most prostate cancers, we cannot predict which will return, this makes it difficult to know how to treat an individual’s cancer.
Research has found features around prostate cancer cells that mean the cancer is more likely to return. Unfortunately, finding these features requires highly trained staff and a great deal of time.