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Prostate Cancer

A Decrease in PSA Over a Few Days

03/27/2006

Question:

A friend of mine had a PSA result of 5.0 on Tuesday, retested on Friday and PSA had dropped to 4.2. He is having another screen this Thursday. Your thoughts on this please.

Answer:

With those values most would agree that a prostate biopsy should be performed assuming however that the patient is in good health and not in the range of 80 years or older.

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Response by:

Martin I Resnick, MD Martin I Resnick, MD
Formerly, Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University