• If you have high PSA levels but biopsy is negative then how often should you get rechecked?

    Asked by HotRodTodd on Monday, April 1, 2013

    If you have high PSA levels but biopsy is negative then how often should you get rechecked?

    2 Answers from the Community

    • Peroll's Avatar
      Peroll

      Todd, That is a tough question and it will depend on a lot of things. PSA, while an good indicator, is a problemmatic test in that it tends to have a significant rate of bweing high for reasons other than cancer or because there are precancerous indications. Couple that with the fact that there are various forms of priostrate cancer, some very slow growing and some that are more agressive and the question is best asked of your Drs. If there is an indication that you are more susceptable to agressive cancer then clearly more often but in some cases it may not be necessary to be checked more often that yearly. I urge you to talk about this with your Drs and have them explain not only thier recomendation but the reasoning behind the recomendation so you can assess for your self how often you think checks should be made. Good Luck

      about 4 years ago
    • mgm48's Avatar
      mgm48

      Boy oh boy! Peroll is right, it just depends. The doctors are the best source for this info. I have 2 friends (no cancer) that have the test annually and both have had multiple biopsies. Often the doc will prescribe an antibiotic and recheck after the medication has had a chance to work.

      Keep it positive and smile :)

      about 4 years ago

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