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.


Melbourne Consensus Statement on the Early Detection of Prostate Cancer

  • By CharlesCasio · Posted February 10, 2014
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  • From this source: 11/bju.12556/full The full text (references and author information at the end): Introduction Recent guideline statements and recommendations ...

PSA numbers didn't go my way......need to make sure I ask for the right MRI

  • By gud · New reply February 9, 2014
  • 17 replies
  • I posted here about 3 months ago that I'd had rising PSA, abnormal DREs and a not so good FreePSA. After a month of antibiotics and another month's wait for PSA levels to settle, my PSA results Monday ...

Still a Chance for Low Grade PCA ?

  • By tigers1323 · New reply February 5, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Between January 2008 and May 2010 my Psa rose from 3.1 to 5.3 . During that 3.5 year time period I had 3 negative biopsies . Between May 2010 and May 2013 my PSA ranged between 5.3 -5.7 . In May of 2013 ...

Multiparametric MRI Prostate Imaging

  • By Rich50 · New reply February 5, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • From the Prostatesnatchers For everyone newly diagnosed, with a rising PSA or who is looking to go on Active Surveillance. Rich50 Multiparametric MRI Prostate Imaging Posted: 14 Jan 2014 05:04 PM PST ...

Cause for concern?

  • By JackTucker · Posted February 3, 2014
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  • Hello, I became a member of Inspire's Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) last April after being diagnosed with BC (T1 G3). Had 2 operations - one in May to remove tumor and much more invasive surgery ...

Multiparametric MRI Prostate Imaging

  • By Rich50 · New reply January 23, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • From the Prostatesnatchers Posted: 14 Jan 2014 05:04 PM PST BY MARK SCHOLZ, MD Historically, prostate imaging with CT, ultrasound or MRI has been too inaccurate for diagnosing prostate cancer. Random ...

psA 4.4

  • By evade · New reply December 25, 2013
  • 23 replies
  • i am a 71 year old young man. October 2013 I had a psa testthat came back with a psa of 4.4. my urologist performed a DRE same month and suggested I have a biopsy. I was not informed on the condition ...

Changes in the way Medicine is practiced

  • By dave205 · Posted December 24, 2013
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  • Dr. Eric Topol brings information about the new wireless technology that will change the way Medicine is practiced. Dr. Eric Topol at The UP Experience 2013 Co ...

Comparison MRI-ultrasound fusion and visual estimation in prostate biopsy

  • By dave205 · Posted December 24, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • RESULTS AND LIMITATIONS: Among 172 targets, fusion biopsy detected 55 (32.0%) cancers and 35 (20.3%) Gleason sum ≥7 cancers compared with 46 (26.7%) and 26 (15.1%), respectively, using visual targeting ...

Prostatesnatcher- PSA Screening

  • By Rich50 · New reply December 19, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • prostatesnatchers PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer Posted: 17 Dec 2013 01:24 PM PST BY MARK SCHOLZ, MD "Most elderly men already have prostate cancer—they just don’t know they have it. And they might ...

Facing a biopsy and petrified

  • By gud · New reply December 18, 2013
  • 195 replies
  • I’m a very healthy, active 52 year old who, a year ago had a PSA of 1.2, then at my annual physical 6 months ago it was 2.4 and now after a retest it’s 4.9. Abnormal DRE with hardness and a nodule found ...

7 new tests to replace the PSA. Which is the best?

  • By dave205 · New reply December 17, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • PSA3 - es/progensa-pca3 The PROGENSA PCA3 assay is indicated for use in conjunction with other patient information to aid in the decision for repeat biopsy in ...

How to know when BPH has become PCa?

  • By break60 · New reply December 2, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • When I first learned this year that I had Gl9 PCa I asked myself what could I have done to have it diagnosed earlier before it penetrated the capsule and invaded SVs? I was diagnosed with BPH in 2001 ...

Urologists in Naples or Sarasota FL

  • By Pepe7 · New reply November 27, 2013
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  • Transitioning medical care to FL home. Any recommendations for urologists in the Naples or Sarasota FL area ...


  • By Pepe7 · Posted November 26, 2013
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  • Any recommendations for urologists in the Naples or Sarasota FL area ...

Subjectivity in reading biopsy slides, initial vs second opinion

  • By Ken73 · New reply November 23, 2013
  • 16 replies
  • I received my second opinion report from Johns Hopkins. Initial report (from local lab in Oregon) had one core 3+4=7, 4% of core. Same core (JH reading) 4+3=7, 40% of core. Second core (Oregon) 4+3=7 ...

Prostrace needs advise

  • By Dave103153 · New reply November 17, 2013
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  • I just turned 60 and have been healthy and fit until my blood pressure went up last March. My doctor picked a 5.3 PSA on blood work in Aug. Sent me to a urologist in October who did the finger test and ...

A More Precise Blood Test Outperforms PSA in Detecting Aggressive Cancers

  • By dave205 · New reply November 15, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • As corresponding and presenting author of the abstract “Prostate Health Index (phi) for Reducing Overdetection of Indolent Prostate Cancer and Unnecessary Biopsy While Improving Detection of Aggressive ...

Finding a doc who will order an MRI, and is the endorectal coil necessary.

  • By komatta · New reply November 11, 2013
  • 156 replies
  • I had rising psa from Nov, 2012 (5.1 ) to March 2013 (7 and free psa of 10%). (For detailed background see state-cancer/discussion/neg-bio-cipro-ps a-free-psa-still-high ...

Continued elevated PSA test scores

  • By Garza65 · New reply November 10, 2013
  • 17 replies
  • Hi everyone, Last year (August, 2012) I joined this forum and made my first post. Here is a recap of my story: * I am 48 years old. Last year on 7/29/12 I went for my annual physical and my doctor ordered ...

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