Had a psa of 9.0 at the end of March then had another psa with a 6.6 first of may with a biopsy that came back negative. How soon can I have another biopsy? They have me on the books for September.
Biopsy : Had a psa of 9.0 at the end of... - Prostate Cancer N...
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Reasonable yes and no.
Reasonable because I have a friend in a similar situation and his urologist told him: "Come back next year". I advised my friend to fire him.
Unreasonable because to depend solely on biopsies (random surely, but even targeted) is a lousy tactic.
A wise person would have used all available diagnostic methods to reach a conclusion.
4 months, at least. There are risks involved in multiple biopsies. But that up and down pattern is a telltale sign of prostatitis, which is often asymptomatic and doesn't respond to antibiotics.
If you want more certainty, there is a test of the biopsy tissue you can ask for called Confirm MDx which is excellent at confirming that a negative biopsy is indeed negative:
In the future, get annual blood tests called Prostate Health Index (PHI) which is much better than ordinary PSA tests at ruling out benign causes:
Wait 6 weeks after biopsy and get an MRI of your prostate.
Get the next one when they're willing to knock you out.....
Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.
j-o-h-n Wednesday 05/18/2022 8:02 PM DST