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Diseases Other Cancer Prostate Biopsy
Prostatitis: A prostate biopsy is performed with an ultrasound probe in the rectum and a thin needle that goes through the wall of the rectum into the prostate gland. The most common non-cancer diagnosis is prostatitis. There are other pathologic findings like cellular atypia, prostate intraepithelial neoplasia (pin). Rarely, a rectal cancer can be found as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What percentage of the time do they find cancer from a prostate biopsy? What percentage of the time do they find something else?
It depends: If you're going in for a blind biopsy series because of a minimally elevated psa, maybe one chance in 4. If you have a palpable nodule suspicious for cancer clinically, much higher. Here's a good resource that shares my skepticism about the value of screening -- http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/psa. ...Read more
30-50%: With proper "screening, " most reports suggest a 30-50% positive biopsy result (currently with 10-12 cores obtained). Newer technology/approaches such as MRI mapping/guidance, confirmdx, "saturation" biopsies (26-32 cores) are increasing the "+" bx rate. With all of these comes increased cost and risk, however. ...Read more
If my prostate biopsy comes back negative for cancer, what would be the next step in finding out why my PSA level was so high?
In april 03, 2013 i had a prostate biopsy because of a high psa 9.0. The biopsy result was negative for cancer but the prostate is 2 times larger than?
PSA density: Can describe whether the size of your gland explains the psa. The negative biopsy says they did not find the cancer, but it can also mean they missed it. I would repeat the psa and establish a pattern. You should refrain from sex a week or 2 before repeating the psa. If the psa continues to rise, repeat the biopsies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a prostate biopsy that showes no cancer. Can i recieve testosterone injections. That my psa is 300?
Hold off: Psas can be elevated for many reasons, including uti, prostatitis, and prostate cancer. A psa of 300 is very high and very unusual. It would be wise to have a repeat psa and if it is still elevated consider a repeat 12 - 16 core biopsy. If prostate cancer is present, testosterone therapy will worsen it. ...Read more
My prostate biopsy came back positive for cancer. Doctor ordered a blood test. Would he possibly be checking my white blood cell count?
My prostate biopsy came back positive for cancer. Urologist has ordered a blood test, bone scan, & CT Scan. What is he looking for in the B/test?
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
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