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Re: PSA, MRI and Biopsy

The only other thing I can recommend is to be cognizant of your activities the day prior to your PSA test as many activities (riding a bike, having sex) can artificially raise your PSA scores and create an unfounded concern.

Re: PSA, MRI and Biopsy

Thanks Willian and Joe for your suggestions. 6 months later and PSA still bopping up and down within my range 9.6 to 7.1 to 9.1 so I consulted with 2 different cancer centers since and they both say the only way to really know what is going on is with a biopsy so I agree and will have a 12 core done in 2 weeks. I am now OK with the biopsy idea as my older brother had one and his experience was comparable to a colonoscopy. There are more options available now to treat Pca than say 12 years ago and I rather know now in the early stages. Problem is, even a 12 core biopsy may miss cancer cells and give false results.

Re: PSA, MRI and Biopsy

Finally got my Biopsy done. Honestly, the after effect of the antibiotic needle hurt more than the biopsy itself. The pathology report says I have a Gleason score (3+3) 6. 12 Cores biopsy. Number of cores positive = 3. There was high grade PIN in 3 cores. Will be meeting with Urologist to discuss but I would truly appreciate comments from the fine folks here at YANA.