prostate nodule and its significance to prostate cancer decision making? penelope has some thoughts!


3 Replies to “prostate nodule and its significance to prostate cancer decision making? penelope has some thoughts!”

  1. Question:
    I have a 70 yo friend with a strong fam hx of prostate cancer — his father died of it. Despite a psa of 1.2, he recently had a nodule felt by his family doctor and his urologist on dre, which was followed by a biopsy that was negative — no cancer, and nothing else unusual found. His urologist told him yearly exams were all he needed at this point. Would you be more aggressive? Please explain.
    Thanks,
    jack Brown

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  2. Question:

    Do nodules always mean cancer? I just got my TRUS results and the impression was that I have an “Ill to fairly-defined hypoechoic nodular focus in the left central zone. This may be part of the central zone heterogeneity or a true nodule.” Not so conclusive.

    I had a biopsy 8 months ago which was negative for cancer but positive for BPH. My PSA a couple months back was 7 but is down from the 9 I had prior to biopsy. My urologist said that the PSA was due to BPH but to be sure I should get a TRUS. Now I’m not so sure what the next step is. Should I get another biopsy so soon after the last one?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

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