Another Prostate Update

I had my annual checkup with my local urologist.  He found no change in the DRE.  My PSA result was 2.8, still slightly above where it was a year ago but not a very big change.  My local urologist believes there is no need for another biopsy at this time but suggested blood tests for PSA in another 6 months to make sure there was not a large change.  This is good news as far as I’m concerned.  It’s actually a hair lower than my test 6 months ago, but that could easily be within day-to-day variations and because the two physicians use different labs, too.

As for PSA screening, there is this article that is of interest:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/10/opinion/10Ablin.html

So, more evidence that just a moderately high PSA level alone may not be a good reason for a biopsy without other factors!

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