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What do my lab test results indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 9 May 2016
Question: Hi
PSA test is 7.3 and Prostate volume is 42 CC in Ultrasound report and post void residual urine is 12cc.

IS it related to Cancer and it is curable diseases,

Please provide all inputs

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Answered by Dr. Naveen Poola (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Just with these tests, prostate cancer cannot be confirmed

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Your labs are just slightly abormal. Digital rectal exam gives good idea about prostate abnormality.

Just with these tests, prostate cancer cannot be confirmed.

Prostate biopsy is the diagnostic test. It can be done using a thin needle that's inserted into the prostate to collect tissue. The tissue sample is analyzed in a lab to determine whether cancer cells are present.

Yes, there are good treatment options for prostate cancer.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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Follow up: Dr. Naveen Poola (4 hours later)
Many thanks doctor.

Could you please explain the process for taking digital rectal test.

I understand my labs are abnormal but there is past history for my grand parents, that's I am more worry.

If cancer is deducted, then is it curable by medicines.

Also mentioned levels in query are beginning, middle or too high.

At this stage is it controllable by medicines or not

Please help since I am more worry.
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Poola (16 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes it is curable particularly when diagnosed in initial stages.

Detailed Answer:
Digital rectal exam is done by a Urolgist by examination through placing a finger to identify the texture, size and all manually.

You are not at all diagnosed with cancer as of now. So please don't worry and get evaluated further as discussed.

Yes it is curable particularly when diagnosed in initial stages.
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Brief Answer: Just with these tests, prostate cancer cannot be confirmed Detailed Answer: Hi, Your labs are just slightly abormal. Digital rectal exam gives good idea about prostate abnormality. Just with these tests, prostate cancer cannot be confirmed. Prostate biopsy is the diagnostic test. It can be done using a thin needle that's inserted into the prostate to collect tissue. The tissue sample is analyzed in a lab to determine whether cancer cells are present. Yes, there are good treatment options for prostate cancer. Thanks