Jun 15, 2010 - 11:24 pm
I am a 65 year old male, I have a Prostrate Biopsy scheduled for July 13, which I am not sure if I want to go through with it. I have just read a report from John Hopkins that states " Nearly 75% of the time no cancer is detected in the samples because the elevated PSA levels were due to another condition. My last PSA done in April 2010 my PSA was 5.11, my Kidney Doctor is not a believer in the PSA ratings as he feels they are flawed. I am having this done at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. The only urologist I have spoken to is an intern and there wasn't a high level of confidence sensed. In Dec of 2009 I had a partial Nephrectomy for removal of a 2cm tumor, which went well and my follow-up 6 month MRI showed I was clean. The Urologist who performed my surgery was affiliated with the Univ. of Penn. and was excellent, but since he is not directly associated with the VA I have never spoke with him, just to the interns.
I am looking for some advice, should I go ahead with the Biopsy or not?