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A 58-year-old male asked:

High psa 9.0 biopsy negative .what now?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Common situation: Everyone seems to agree that psa is not a "perfect" cancer screening test. If it was everyone with psa elevation would be found to have cancer upon biopy and that isnt the case. It is still the only way of selecting men for biopsy. Continue to have semi-anual psa tests. A second biopsy my be indicated at some future time if it continues to rise over time.

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A 61-year-old member asked:

My psa is between 8 and 9 but biopsies are negative - why?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Possible: Either you have a case of prostatitis / BPH only or your biopsies have missed the target (not common). Sometimes due to very small areas of cancer in the prostate a diagnosis can be hard to make.

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Last updated Feb 25, 2014

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