A member asked:

My boyfriend is 56yrs old has an enlarged prostate he had a biopsy done and was negative for cancer or infection he had surgery to shrink it. psa 17?

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Jackie Lam answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

PSA: Psa isn't an accurate test for prostate cancer - it is a test that you can opt to do but it is neither specific or sensitive. So it is normal to have an elevated psa with a normal biopsy result.

Answered 10/4/2016


Dr. Addagada Rao answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Not correct info: 56 yr old has pas 17 , biopsy negative for malignant tumour, most likely surgery is done for obstruction due to benign prostatic enlargement. Psa levels not always due to cancer of prostate other conditions will also elevate.

Answered 6/24/2020



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