Screening and early detection

Discuss PSA blood testing and DRE/physical exam options to potentially identify prostate cancer in its earliest stages, the screening controversy, and importance of personal decision making to determine a man's risk.

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USPSTF Recommendation of NO PSA Screening - Here's something you can do

mazdaguy
  • By mazdaguy · Posted yesterday at 8:42 pm
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  • A few months ago, US Senator Jeff Sessions from Alabama introduced Senate Resolution 251 calling for the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to reevaluate the recommendation that men ...

MRI SCAN AND E COIL

BobSJupiter58
  • By BobSJupiter58 · New reply yesterday at 9:46 am
  • 2 replies
  • I HAD AN MRI SCAN ABOUT 3 MONTHS AFTER MY BIOPSY [FEB 2012] WAS POSITIVE FOR PCa THE CLINIC I WENT TO DID NOT USE A RECTAL eCOIL. THEY DID REPORT THAT I DID HAVE EXTRACAPSULAR PROSTATE CARCINOMA . I SPOKE ...

PSA - whole nos. vs decimals

stringfan
  • By stringfan · New reply April 8, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • In my 22 years with PCa my PSA readings have always been quoted to me as values greater than 1. Here, I often see values quoted as .0XXX. Is there more than one scale or are some practitioners paying ...

Saved myself 12 pokes in the butt

rsquare
  • By rsquare · New reply March 30, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • Slowly Rising PSA through the years (I'm 65). Finally @ 6.9 (normal DRE) local uro wants to biop$y. I say NO! went up to UCLA (I'm in San Diego area) for a 3TMRI. Doc called and says all looks normal ...

My 3T MRI-S experience

ProstatePete
  • By ProstatePete · New reply March 30, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Went to Partners Imaging in Sarasota FL for my 3T MRI-S with and without contrast. I originally asked my primary care to write the script with the endorectal coil. I saw the URO right before the MRI and ...

White House Budget May Reduce Patient Access to Medical Imaging

dave205
  • By dave205 · New reply March 15, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • The new White House budget may adversely affect patient access to advanced medical imaging technologies, according to a release issued by the Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC). President Obama’s ...

Which would you trust more?

ProstatePete
  • By ProstatePete · New reply March 13, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • If you had a choice whether to do a 3T MRI-S with and without contrast or do a random blind 12 core TRUS biopsy to tell you if you had cancer or not, which one would you trust? If the blind 12 core biopsy ...

mpMRI site takes Medicare

mytur68
  • By mytur68 · Posted March 11, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • I emailed Partners Imaging in Florida to see if they take Medicare coverage for a mpMRI. They emailed back, yes, if patient has elevated PSA plus script from a Medicare provider. The doctor is Richard ...

Uro recommendation after 3T MRI-s

ProstatePete
  • By ProstatePete · New reply March 5, 2014
  • 25 replies
  • I had a 3T MRI-S done yesterday. Although we don't have the full report back yet, the URO told me it showed a very small Pi Rad2 lesion in an easy to biopsy area. Because of my rising and wildly fluctuating ...

New Potential PCa Test

mcgerk
  • By mcgerk · Posted March 5, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • The £10 prostate test: [Protein - EN2] New cancer check is twice as accurate - with no need for that embarrassing examination New urine test is twice as reliable as the existing blood test for the disease ...

New Blood Screening Test for Prostate Cancer on the horizon?

FrankieD
  • By FrankieD · New reply March 3, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • It appears prostate cancer detection is finally entering the 21st Century. Like with Breast Cancer, there are genes and genetic mutations that produce risk for aggressive cancers. In fact, some of those ...

Need Help with PCA3 test.

hopewell526
  • By hopewell526 · New reply February 27, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I was wondering if anyone has experience with the PCA3 test. I'm 56 and have a rising PSA (mid 4's) and would like to get this test done. Has anyone found this test to be an accurate predictor of PCa ...

Looking for Encouragement

falconbg
  • By falconbg · New reply February 26, 2014
  • 31 replies
  • Urologist suggested yesterday that I have prostate biopsy. Have been monitoring through PSA for 5 years (am now 65 yo). Latest PSA is 7.1 which is up from 6.1 in 2013 PSA. Didn't sleep at all last night ...

mpMRI/TRUSS Fusion Biopsy

Jorges
  • By Jorges · New reply February 25, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Does anyone know of any facility/physician who offers mpMRI/TRUSS fusion biopsies (Artemis Pro Fuse Bx) in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama or Florida? I have been told to get a biopsy since my PSA is 6.7 ...

New Clues as to Which Prostate Cancers Are Killers

PeteG
  • By PeteG · Posted February 23, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/8207 14 New Clues as to Which Prostate Cancers Are Killers Zosia Chustecka February 18, 2014 New clues as to which prostate cancers are the ones that kill come from ...

Biopsy or not?

ProstatePete
  • By ProstatePete · New reply February 21, 2014
  • 76 replies
  • Hello Everyone, First time posting here, long time reader. I need your opinions as guys who have experienced this disease not as someone ( a doctor) who stands to make money off of me. Here’s my story ...

I've had my fleets and am off to the biopsy

gud
  • By gud · New reply February 20, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Sedated biopsy that is. The Uro seemed to understand it that if I didn't feel anything, no one would get hurt......and it seems like there is a lot of tumor to sample. More later ...

3T MRI Prostate Diagnosis

sey7591
  • By sey7591 · New reply February 18, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • According to doctor, PSA is "off the charts" - it is 35.1 but I have no symptoms that would lead me to believe that I have cancer. I have had urinary problems all my life and my GP does not see to think ...

PSA and Mammograms (NY Times article)

Tim-B
  • By Tim-B · New reply February 12, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Vast Study Casts Doubts on Value of Mammograms http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/12/health /study-adds-new-doubts-about-value-of-ma mmograms.html?_r=0 Sounds similar to what they have said about the PSA ...

Need Help with Allopurinol and Rising PSA...????

hopewell526
  • By hopewell526 · New reply February 11, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Hello, I'm a 56 year old man with a PSA history as follows; 01/2005........1.6 01/2007........1.7 04/2008.......1.8 06/2010........2.8 11/2011............2.9 12/2011.....Started taking 200mg/day Allopurinol ...

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