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PSA and Biopsy
CaptBionic posted:
I am a 52 year old male. In 2009 I had a PSA level of 5.8.....and my doctor did a biopsy which he reported was negative. Now its 2012 and my last PSA reading was 6.9. Could that biopsy have been wrong?? Should i be getting another biopsy?.....If its not cancer, why is my PSA level so high?

My last exam confirmed my prostate was slighly enlarged....given my age, im not suprised. Im more concerned by the extremely high PSA level and the possibility that the biopsy was incorrect....

Appreciate any thoughts... Steve
billh99 responded:
In reality the prostate biopsy is like finding a needle in a haystack.

In early stages the cancer is often just a very small thread at the start.

I don't know how many samples that they did on your. But instead of 6 more are going to 12 samples. And in some cases saturation sampling of 20 or more samples.

I know of some people that have had biopsies for a few years before it detects PC.

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