Post MRI report seems bad.

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larbud
larbud Member Posts: 6 Member
edited June 3 in Prostate Cancer #1

Had my first MRI after PSA jumped from 3.1 on April 2021 to 13.6 on Feb 2024 then a week later to 15.6. Was tested for possible infection but came back negative so the MRI was scheduled.

The Report Impression: Highly suspicious lesion of the anterior right apex as above marked for possible fusion biopsy. The lesion demonstrates definite extracapsular extension anterioly.

Pi-RADS CATEGORY 5, PROSTATE VOLUME 53.8ml

Follow up with Urologist was scheduled for April 1 but they called today and want to see me tomorrow. (Will post update) Thus my interpretation of bad. My guess for the next step is a biopsy.

Any thoughts are appreciated.

I have a feeling I'm now a member of the not so sought after but very popular club.

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  • Clevelandguy
    Clevelandguy Member Posts: 1,057 Member
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    Hi,

    The biopsy will grade your cancer with a Gleason score. Your Prostate volume is about twice the normal volume of about 25ml. Some of your higher PSA scores might be related to Benign prostate hyperplasia(BPH) which will inflate your PSA. Good luck and pray for the best………

    Dave 3+4

  • larbud
    larbud Member Posts: 6 Member
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    Will have my fusion biopsy April1 and receive a Geason Score shortly after.

  • Old Salt
    Old Salt Member Posts: 1,383 Member
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    Many have reported their biopsy experience as a relatively minor inconvenience. Others not so much.

    I hope that your overall experience will fall in the first category.

    With a PSA that high, a PSMA scan may be in your future after the biopsy.

  • larbud
    larbud Member Posts: 6 Member
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    Does extracapsular extension most often mean the cancer has metastasized or can cancer still just be local? Can BPH be ruled out?

  • Clevelandguy
    Clevelandguy Member Posts: 1,057 Member
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    Hi,

    Yes, extracapsular extension means the cancer has spread outside of the Prostate. Your Urologist should be able to determine if you have BPH.

    Dave 3+4

  • centralPA
    centralPA Member Posts: 292 Member
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    Extracapsular extension does not mean it has metastasized (spread throughout the body) it does mean it has expanded its way out of the boundary of the prostate. It could still be localized to the prostate area. But obviously the odds that it has or will further spread are greatly increased. Smart that your care team bumped up the schedule for you.

  • larbud
    larbud Member Posts: 6 Member
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    Will my Urologist be able to determine BPH from my MRI or only after Biopsy.

    Larry

  • larbud
    larbud Member Posts: 6 Member
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    Sorry if I am not fully understanding, but does extracapsular extension always mean cancer or can the EPE be BPH or a benign cyst?

    Larry

  • larbud
    larbud Member Posts: 6 Member
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    Not sure if I got the abbreviation for extracapsular extension correct. Is it EPE or ECE?

  • centralPA
    centralPA Member Posts: 292 Member
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    Your prostate is bigger than average (prostate hyperplasia). The “benign” part requires a biopsy to determine.

    I think EPE and ECE are the same thing.


    Does the EPE always mean cancer…I think anything is possible, but it does correlate strongly with cancer, unfortunately. Let’s hope you are the exception to the rule.

  • Clevelandguy
    Clevelandguy Member Posts: 1,057 Member
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    Hi,

    The Urologist should measure the size of the Prostate from the MRI data.

  • mokmeyer
    mokmeyer Member Posts: 1 *
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    Any updates? I'm here for my husband and we have a similar MRI. Biopsy tomorrow.