By Pamela Ellsworth
A hundred Questions & solutions approximately Prostate melanoma presents authoritative and useful solutions to the most typical questions requested by means of sufferers and their family. offering either healthcare professional and sufferer views, this easy-to-read booklet is a accomplished consultant to the fundamentals of prostate melanoma, danger components and prevention, analysis, therapy, survivorship, and lifestyles after analysis. Written by means of Dr. Pamela Ellsworth, a in demand urologist and best-selling writer, Questions & solutions approximately Prostate melanoma is a useful source for an individual attracted to studying what to anticipate after being clinically determined with prostate melanoma.
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If your doctor only did six biopsies, then an immediate repeat biopsy is indicated. “Atypical gland; suspicious for cancer” is noted on the pathology report when the pathologist sees an atypical area that has most of the features of cancer, but a definitive diagnosis of cancer cannot be made due to the small size of the area and the small number of abnormal cells present. Repeat biopsy in patients with this diagnosis have up to a 60% chance of having prostate cancer present in a repeat biopsy. Thus, the finding of atypical gland; suspicious for cancer warrants an immediate rebiopsy (within 3 months) with increased number of biopsies from the abnormal area and the areas nearby.
Or a firm area in the prostate include prostatitis (prostate infection or inflammation), prostate calculi, an old infarct in the prostate, or abnormalities of the rectum, such as a hemorrhoid. If you have had your rectum removed, then your doctor will rely on the PSA. If the PSA were to rise significantly, then a prostate biopsy would be performed. A transrectal ultrasound biopsy likewise cannot be performed in individuals without a rectum. In this situation, the biopsy is performed transperineally, which means through the perineum (the area under the scrotum).
The bone scan is often obtained as part of the staging work-up in men with prostate cancer and is helpful in men with a rising PSA (either after primary treatment, such as radical prostatectomy, or during watchful waiting) with or without bone pain to identify new areas of uptake that may indicate new bone involvement. The bone scan is usually obtained as part of the staging evaluation in men with newly diagnosed clinically localized prostate cancer who have a PSA > 20 ng/mL. QXP 3/12/10 2:42 PM Page 39 100 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT MEN’S HEALTH 17.
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