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What is confirmatory test for prostate cancer?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: A single PSA test is

Rarely an indication for a biopsy, but the pattern of psa and rate of rise calls for biopsy to confirm. Many slight rises lead to bx, with some risks of sepsis, and trivial small foci of low risk cancer that are best observed rather than treated.
While the biopsy is the correct answer, the real answer is do you really need to know now, and that is individaully very differnt.

In brief: A single PSA test is

Rarely an indication for a biopsy, but the pattern of psa and rate of rise calls for biopsy to confirm. Many slight rises lead to bx, with some risks of sepsis, and trivial small foci of low risk cancer that are best observed rather than treated.
While the biopsy is the correct answer, the real answer is do you really need to know now, and that is individaully very differnt.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Biopsy

Prostate biopsy will be the confirmatory test for prostate cancer.

In brief: Biopsy

Prostate biopsy will be the confirmatory test for prostate cancer.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Biopsy

A prostate biopsy is the gold standard for diagnosing prostate cancer.
One important issue is to consider having any biopsy reviewed by a 2nd expert pathologist in prostate cancer.

In brief: Biopsy

A prostate biopsy is the gold standard for diagnosing prostate cancer.
One important issue is to consider having any biopsy reviewed by a 2nd expert pathologist in prostate cancer.
Dr. Steven Tucker
Dr. Steven Tucker
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