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Old 10-18-2012, 04:44 AM   #1
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2nd biopsy

I was diagnosed with PCa in early March, 1 core out of 12, gleason 6, PSA 4, Age 51. Recently went for a second opinion at the NJ Cancer Institute and met with an Oncologist. They reread my biopsy and got the same results. We discussed Active Surveillance until the cancer progresses. Oncologist did prescribe a Tesla 3 MRI which I am waiting the results. Oncologist said he would like to do his own biopsy, scheduled for next week. I am asking the HB Community is this 2nd biopsy really needed? Is there a benefit in the Oncologist doing his own biopsy, or should I wait for an increase in PSA?

 
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Re: 2nd biopsy

Did he see something suspicious on the MRI? Most AS programs wait a year for the second biopsy.

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Old 10-19-2012, 01:29 PM   #3
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Re: 2nd biopsy

Allen, I had the MRI on the 8th and never heard anything from the Dr. I have an appointment on the 25th for the biopsy, maybe he is waiting to tell me then what the MRI results are. I decided to have the 2nd biopsy. Better safe then sorry.

 
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