Doctor insights on:
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 2 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
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That is what it's...: Clinical significance of psa can widely vary among individual men: high psa doesn't mean we always can find prostate cancer in biopsy; low psa doesn't guarantee no prostate cancer either. More detail on psa-related subjects? To http://formefirst.Com/freeinfoprostate.Html and http://formefirst.Com/newauapsa.Html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some: The option may be: do nothing and watch, but do T/F PSA in 6 mo; repeat biopsy in 4-6 months. However, age, personal risk factors such as family Hx of prostate cancer (PCa), being blacks, & Agent Orange exposure.), PSA moving pattern over the years, DRE finding, etc. together play important role to decide what is the reasonable step. More detail? To http://formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See urologist: It would be prudent to consult a urologist so that you can explore all options. You need to ask yourself what will you do if it is cancer. Will you be willing to undergo surgery and/or radiation treatment. If you are not willing to do that, there is no need for biopsy. Going just by the numbers, a biopsy is warranted. ...Read more
Psa 5.2 - 5.8 for 1yr. Three yrs ago psa 3.9 two biopsies -neg. Psa dropped to 3.1 later. Do i wait and see, or do another biopsy?
Probably wait...: Psa elevation with no prostate cancer found in 2 p-biopsies is nothing unusual at all. Finding no cancer doesn't guarantee no cancer. The described drastic drop in psa may suggest either being after antibiotic rx if prostatitis was sucpected and treated, or simply after taking 5-alpha reductase inhibitor such as Finasteride resulting in an expected drop by about 50%. So, continue dre and decide... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 54 and see that my psa has increased over the years from 1.7 in 2008 to currently 3.39. I've been advised to have a biopsy. Do you agree?
What is the cutting edge of imaging in a high PSA differential? Pt refuses to have biopsy and PSA has been 10-12 over 7 years, but now has PSA 15.
Can't force him: Patient seems to have been told hat a definite diag.can only be by biopsy.Imaging will not give definite diagnosis.Free & total PSA would help:High free PSA(above 25%) is usually BPH(enlarged benign prostate).Low freeP more favors cancer:below 15%,below 7% is v. likely cancer >If biopsy is negative for cancer but stays low or is lower,repeat Biopsy. PSA velocity is also a factor but space limited. ...Read more
PSA 2014=0.6; PSA 2016=7.4; repeat 1 week later = 4.8 and free psa =4%; indicative of CaP ? or could there be other causes? next steps versus biopsy?
Biopsy is right...: Your clinical scenario as described urges urologists' mind to proceed with prostate ultrasound + biopsy unless being in extremely poor health. To learn and clear conflicting information on PSA and prostate cancer, please peruse articles as listed in http://formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html; thereby you know to make right decision. More? Contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login... ...Read more
My total psa 1.07 free psa 0.O89 % free/total psa 8.31% with this report advice me shall i take biopsy?
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
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Prostate biopsy psa test
- Do i need a prostate biopsy if my psa is 24 and i am 65 yr old?
- Is biopsy needed to diagnose endometriosis?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Cancer 69 symbol
- Is blood pressure 132 69?
- Is it normal to need a transrectal ultrasound with prostate biopsy?
- Why do i need a bone marrow biopsy?
- Talk to a pathologist online for free