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Are there tests to check for prostate cancer otherthan a biopsy?

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Are there tests to check for prostate cancer otherthan a biopsy?

Postby spear86 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:20 pm

My psa is high (8.8) but I don't want to go thru a biopsy procedure. Can a scan or other test be done?
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Are there tests to check for prostate cancer otherthan a biopsy?

Postby einwys34 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:24 pm

Richard. Please research this. I have been researching this topic for months, and EVERYTHING I am reading is saying that men are having unnecessary prostate procedures with irreversible side effects. And all for nothing! Most men over 40 have some kind of prostate cancer and can live a very healthy active long life! Doctors are over prescribing and doing unnecessary procedures. Many studies say not to even get a PSA test any more. Don't trust me. Research!
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Are there tests to check for prostate cancer otherthan a biopsy?

Postby gillian66 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:28 pm

No - A biopsy (set of biopsies) is necessary to establish if there is a cancer. If you don't have any symptoms and refuse a biopsy, you could have your PSA measured again later to see if it remains stable or increases.
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