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long wait for prostate biopsy

Hi :

I am located in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada. My prostate biopsy will not happen until April 24. This is 6 weeks away. What is the wait in Ottawa ?

Len

Re: long wait for prostate biopsy

Len,
If the doctors think you have aggressive cancer things happen very quickly because they think treatment will make a difference to your life expectancy (my experience in the Canadian system). In your case they aren't expecting a big problem but if you have a PSA over 10 and the doctor could feel lumps on the digital rectal exam you might ask them to speed up the biopsy. It is a low percentage of patients that need immediate treatment after getting the biopsy result.

Re: long wait for prostate biopsy

thanks Frank. In Feb. 2018, PSAD was .071, free psa was 23 percent, psa was 5.0, prostate size is 70cc.
My psa over the last 10 years is a sawtooth pattern, gradually moving up. PSA in Jan. 2017 was 4.6, went to 4.3 in July 2017.

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