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Ultrasound report revealed calcific foci in prostrate. Will this lead to cancer?

My father is 71+, In the year ongoing a regular check up test in ultrasound we founf that his nrt kidney is 61mm and lft kidney is normal in size . Any way now in the year 2013 ongoing ultra sound we found the kidney remains same but prostrate is normal in size but it shows calcific foci in it. Well my father is very nervous a person he is thinking that it is leading to cancer. Please suggest that can this calcifoci lead to cancer?
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.Thank you for your querry.
Calcifivations are in most cases sign of chronic changes due to ageing and this is commonly found in most of the people of his age. It can be sign of tumour but in some other organs,not prostate. All he need is frequent ultrasounds check ups and PSA control. If somethin suspicous is founds biopsy can be performed but I dont think this is necessary. Wish you good health.
Answered: Fri, 3 May 2013
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