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A Psa 69 Is Biopsy Needed
Maybe: While a psa level of 6.9 might suggest the need for a biopsy, factors such as a patients age, other medical conditions, life expectancy, previous psa values, the presence of lower urinary tract symptoms that might suggest prostate infection or inflammation, feel of the prostate on palpation, family history of prostate cancer and patient desire to have the biopsy all factor into this decision. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
Yes: Usually, when a bone marrow biopsy/aspirate is done, additional material is collected for special testing, such as flow cytometry and chromosome analysis. While the most important information is obtained by microscopically examining the cells in the bone marrow, the results of those special studies can help the pathologist more specifically diagnose the cancer, if one is present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My PSA is a 5, I'm going for a ultrasound guidance prostate biopsy. Is this procedure painful. Is it necessary?
Which test is recommended for checking that prostate cancer is organ-contained? A needle biopsy or a Trans-rectal MRI?
Radiography: Needle biopsy will only reveal tumor cells within the prostate gland. Usually, multiple core biopsies are obtained as cancer cells can be scattered throughout the prostate gland. To determine if the cancer has spread beyond the prostate locally, transrectal ultrasound or MRI would be more appropriate. To evaluate for metastatic disease, CT or PET scanning would be modalities of choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the new fna molecular marker test by veracyte. Is it a very good biopsy technique for papillary cancer?Please explain
Hmmm...: Seems to be a lot of queries on the topic of thyroid cancer these past few days; and my answer is still the same so please refer to my earlier post(s) the best test for you is the one your doctor orders; as far as the compnay the makes the test that decision is usually up to the lab that processes the pathology; best to leave this to the experts(oncologists/endocrinologists/hospitals) involved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is one biopsy reliable to diagnose a merkel cell carcinoma or since it's so rare another biopsy is recommended for a second opinion?
Await biopsy results: Psa is a marker for prostate cancer, but it is not very specific, since it can be elevated in enlarged prostates or infections. For this reason, we try not to cause undue anxiety with a prediction. Risk calculators do exist, based on the results of 5, 519 men from the placebo arm of the pcpt trial. A version can be found at: http://deb.Uthscsa.Edu/uroriskcalc/pages/uroriskcalc.Jsp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mammo Prescription and it as DX Z12.31- encounter for screening mammogram for malignant neoplasm of breast what is DX is it for a routine mammo ?
ICD-10 code: Doctor's have to come up with codes for billing purposes - especially when we order tests. This system is called ICD-10. It is the 10th generation of the International Classification of Diseases if you really want to know. "Dx" stands for 'diagnosis', and Z12.31 is a breast cancer screening code for the mammogram. I'd ask the doctor more questions if you're still not sure. ...Read more
Is it worth taking the 4k test for possible prostate issues, it is recommended by my Urologist....much more to the story ?
4k: It is a relatively new blood test which will give you an idea if you have a prostate biopsy whether you would have an aggressive or mild form of prostate cancer. It is not covered by insurance and only certain labs will run this test. Just make sure you know the costs and where it can be done. ...Read more
Bone Scan: You get an injection of a radioactive material. Two hours later, you return to nuclear medicine and lay under a machine called gamma camera for about 40 to 45 min for getting pictures of your bone to see if your prostate cancer had spread to the bone. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Psa is a protein made in the prostate gland that functions to liquefy sperm. It is a serine protease made by both normal and malignant prostate glands. Commonly used as a screening test for prostate cancer, the psa test is widely used to detect which men would benefit from a prostate biopsy as well as detect cancer recurrence in men who have been ...Read more
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