August 17, 2011 by Prostate Dr. · Comments Off
The purpose of this video is to guide you through the stages of the disease, describe factors that affect prognosis, and discuss various treatments that may be appropriate for you. We don’t endorse or recommend one course of treatment over another, but rather provide this information to help you understand your options before you consult with your…»»Read more: Psa levels chart, Psa test results chart & Psa results interpretation
False Positive and False Negative PSA
PSA is indeed a great biomarker for any kind of cancer, but it is not perfect. There are other reasons why prostate PSA test results may be high and in these cases it gives a false indication of cancer; just as there are causes…»»Read more: PSA Test Result Interpretation (PSA Levels reading)
When a man complains of prostate health symptoms, the first procedure that should be done is a DRE (Digital Rectal Exam). And only if the DRE indicates possible presence of BPH/Prostate Cancer will a PSA test be done.
After you have filled out the many forms and paperwork, a blood sample will be drawn for a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test. The doctor may also ask that a prostate acid phosphatase (PAP)…»»Read more: PSA Test (PSA Levels): Prostate specific antigen
Joseph C. Presti Jr. says in “Prostate Cancer: Principles and Practice” (page 23):
»»Read more: Prostate Biopsy- Is it a Perfect Procedure?
“…needle biopsy of the prostate represents a sampling of the gland, and accurate prediction of tumor grade within the prostate may be hindered by sampling error. In general, in several series correlating tumor grade on the biopsy with the grade of tumor in the radical prostatectomy specimen, needle biopsies exactly correlate with the prostatectomy in 31% to 59% of…
The prostate biopsy is an important part of the diagnosis process of cancer, and this is because an accurate and early estimation of tumor grade significantly helps prostate cancer patients in their management of prostate disorders.
There are many kinds of biopsies: lung, breast, liver etc. and of course, prostate biopsies.
The etimology of this word sais it all: Biopsy= bios (greek- life) + opsis (greek- view).
So it’s a “slice” of a living organ[ism] which…»»Read more: The Prostate Biopsy
DRE – How to perform a Digital Rectal Exam
The DRE remains a cornerstone in the diagnosis of prostate cancer, owing to its ease, lack of cost, low risk, and contribution to detection of cancer in men with normal PSA levels. With its low position in the pelvis, below the bladder neck, the anatomic position of the prostate allows palpation of the posterior wall by the finger placed per rectum. The…»»Read more: Digital Rectal Examination (DRE)- Prostate Rectal Exams