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What tests besides PSA and biopsy are performed to check for the presence of prostate cancer?

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Posted on Tue, 11 Mar 2014
Question: At 80,my PSA has been slowly increasing to 4.2!What tests besides PSA and biopsy are performed to check for the presence of prostate cancer????
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Answered by Dr. Meher Lakshmi Konatam (13 hours later)
Brief Answer: imaging is also required Detailed Answer: Your PSA has not raised abnormally. It is still near normal range. If you still feel you need to get tested, you can ask you doctor for CECT abdomen ( including pelvis) or trans rectal ultrasound. Any abnormal areas can be biopsied. HPE is mandatory for confirming the diagnosis of cancer.
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What tests besides PSA and biopsy are performed to check for the presence of prostate cancer?

Brief Answer: imaging is also required Detailed Answer: Your PSA has not raised abnormally. It is still near normal range. If you still feel you need to get tested, you can ask you doctor for CECT abdomen ( including pelvis) or trans rectal ultrasound. Any abnormal areas can be biopsied. HPE is mandatory for confirming the diagnosis of cancer.