About 10 percent of men who have a PSA test receive results showing an elevated PSA level, and a prostate biopsy is usually recommended as a next step. If your prostate biopsy comes back negative, you may want to seek additional diagnostic testing in certain circumstances.
If your doctor has recommended surgery to remove your prostate, or radiation therapy instead of prostate removal, you should feel comfortable with the decision. Learn some steps you can take to feel more confident about your prostate cancer treatment.
If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you may want to consider getting a second opinion, not only to confirm your prostate cancer diagnosis, but to make sure you get the information you need on every possible treatment option.
When men have a prostate biopsy to determine whether they have prostate cancer and the extent of the cancer, they are given the results as a prostate cancer Gleason score. While the Gleason score is the most common and useful measure of the severity of your prostate cancer, many patients are confused about exactly what their Gleason score means.
3D Staging Biopsy of the prostate is a very unique procedure. Unlike standard prostate biopsies, which sample a very small, random portion of the prostate, MRI guided prostate biopsy, which has not proven to be efficacious at detecting prostate cancer lesions (very often MISSES area(s) of cancer), as well as the Artemis system (which does not accurately sample the entire prostate nor hard to access areas of the prostate where cancer may lie) we sample the ENTIRE prostate, ensuring that the patient is accurately diagnosed and receives treatment that BEST matches their disease state.