How can prostatitis affect diagnosis of prostate cancer?

Elevate PSA. Prostatitis can elevate a man's psa level and lead to biopsy. If a man has symptoms of prostatitis and an elevated psa, usually we treat the prostatitis first and then recheck psa. For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com.
Can elevate PS. Prostatitis can elevate the psa. Treat the prostatic is first and then repeat the psa. If still elevated then proceed to biopsy. If cancer is found patients with chronic prostatitis tolerate radiation therapy less well than those without.
Elevated PSA. Prostatitis can cause elevation of psa, which may suggest prostate cancer. Needle biopsy of the prostate and examination of the tissue by a pathologist may be needed to settle the issue.

Related Questions

How are the symptoms of prostate cancer and prostatitis different?

Different. Prostate cancer generally does not have any symptoms at early stages. In later stages, there is bone pain, blood in the urine, and blockage of the kidneys. Prostatitis generally causes difficulty with urination such as urinary frequency, urinating at night, and burning with urination. Read more...
Infection v. Tumor. Prostatitis is an infection or inflammation and when present causes symptoms. Pain, pressure, decreased urine flow, and others. Prostate cancer usually causes no symptoms unless fairly advanced. Presenting with advanced prostate cancer is much less common today than 25 years ago. Prostate cancer is detected by a combination of blood test, prostate palpation, and ultimately biopsy. Read more...

What are the chances of having prostate cancer vs. Having prostatitis at age 41?

Rare. Both are rare in 41 year olds. If there are symptoms of prostate problems, they need to be discussed with a health care provider. Read more...
More prostatitis. Chances of having prostate cancer at age 40 1 in 10000 vs 60 to 70 age group 1 in 15 peak age is 55 and up and rare in young. At the age of 41 prostatitis is common not cancer. Read more...

Is a biopsy the only way to differentiate between prostatitis and prostate cancer?

Usually. A biopsy is the gold standard to not only confirm cancer but to get information on the aggressiveness of the cancer. In rare cases such as a very high psa and with an enlarged prostate or with bone involvement it may be sufficient to assume a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Read more...
PROSTATITIS. I agree that the only way to reliably determine this is a biopsy, but rate of rise of psa andconcomitant symptoms associated with this may be helpful. A test called pca3 may be helpful as well. Read more...

Hey Doc, do us men need to masturbate in order to prevent prostate cancer or prostatitis? What happens if we choose not to masturbate at all? Thanks

No harm either way. Masturbating or not masturbating will not have any measurable effect on your health. There is nothing wrong with masturbating and there will no harm if you do not. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...
Your choice. Very few young men are able to go without having an ejaculation at least every few days, by whatever means. You need to be able to sit still, focus on work and learning, and get to sleep at night. There is no "controlled study", but there's some evidence that "heroic abstinence" puts you at greater risk for prostate hyperplasia ("hypertrophy") and prostatitis. Read more...

Can a 24 yrs old male get prostate cancer? Was on cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 1 month for prostatitis, now stopped. Burning in urine and ejaculating on perineum area.

Not cancer, but... You're got one of these prostate-discomfort problems that's likely to be a challenge to treat. Cancer doesn't act or present like this and at your age tne odds are basically zero, but you owe it to yourself and anybody special in your life to get managed. Good luck. Read more...
You stillmay have it. Go back to your doctor , you still may have prostatitis need additional treatments , o back to your doctor for follow up visit. Read more...
24 yo men. Do not get prostate cancer. You could have persistent prostatitis. I'm confused about perineal ejacaulate if you do not have perineal urination as well. You need to see a urologist that can examine external genitalia, perineum, rectum and cystourethroscopy. Read more...

20 male. U think I will get prostate cancer? Gpa had it. I have chronic prostititis, stricture, I strain loads, had cysto, cum dont come all out, stays

Probably not. Prostate cancer is not known to occur with increased frequency in men who have had prostatitis or urethral stricture. You grandfather having it might elevate your risk, but only a little bit. In any case, at age 20, this isn't something you need to worry about for another 30 years or so. Read more...