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P S A Levels. 3 months 2 weeks ago #3839233

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Davenorave wrote: Oh! deary me. I have just had another phone call from the urology Doctor about undergoing. The already declined. Bone scan and biopsy. He seems intent upon getting his medical instruments on my extremely reluctant prostate. I have agreed to the bone scan, but I do not trust in the biopsy and told him I was putting my faith in the hormone injections. Those clever people that know about these things. Am I taking the right decision???


I would agree to the biopsy as well.
Is there a specific reason that you ‘don’t trust’ biopsy?

Your Urologist is one of those ‘clever people’ that knows about these things.wink.png
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Pats wrote:

Davenorave wrote: Oh! deary me. I have just had another phone call from the urology Doctor about undergoing. The already declined. Bone scan and biopsy. He seems intent upon getting his medical instruments on my extremely reluctant prostate. I have agreed to the bone scan, but I do not trust in the biopsy and told him I was putting my faith in the hormone injections. Those clever people that know about these things. Am I taking the right decision???


I would agree to the biopsy as well.
Is there a specific reason that you ‘don’t trust’ biopsy?

Your Urologist is one of those ‘clever people’ that knows about these things.wink.png

Thanks Pats. I just have an aversion to hospitals and medical procedures. Furthermore, I have heard that the biopsy can often exacerbate things and cause the problem to get worse. I don't know how true this is.

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Davenorave wrote:

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Davenorave wrote: Oh! deary me. I have just had another phone call from the urology Doctor about undergoing. The already declined. Bone scan and biopsy. He seems intent upon getting his medical instruments on my extremely reluctant prostate. I have agreed to the bone scan, but I do not trust in the biopsy and told him I was putting my faith in the hormone injections. Those clever people that know about these things. Am I taking the right decision???


I would agree to the biopsy as well.
Is there a specific reason that you ‘don’t trust’ biopsy?

Your Urologist is one of those ‘clever people’ that knows about these things.wink.png

Thanks Pats. I just have an aversion to hospitals and medical procedures. Furthermore, I have heard that the biopsy can often exacerbate things and cause the problem to get worse. I don't know how true this is.


‘The problem’ has yet to be determined if I am correct in saying this?

Both tests are separate and each is looking for two different things.
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P S A Levels. 3 months 2 weeks ago #3839301

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Davenorave wrote: Oh! deary me. I have just had another phone call from the urology Doctor about undergoing. The already declined. Bone scan and biopsy. He seems intent upon getting his medical instruments on my extremely reluctant prostate. I have agreed to the bone scan, but I do not trust in the biopsy and told him I was putting my faith in the hormone injections. Those clever people that know about these things. Am I taking the right decision???

Similar Experience here Pre Covid.
In local "Practice". [How I just love that 'accurate' term!]
Seen as par for course, by a young Muslim lady. Internee cum Temporary Dr.
Who with patently obvious hesitation, offered to digit inspect.
Then being mobile. Out of respect to her, arranged to have the inspection at Hospital.

Without any to do, appart from a 4hr wait. Presented with the inevitable 3 page 'Indemnity' form. As usual 'folded' to bottom of sign page.
Having an unpopular quick scan of the other pages, noted this related to 'Invasive Surgery'. Before and when, a electro biopsy inspection was required.
Chinese surgeon arrives, students in tow. Tersely complains about 'Holding things Up'. With a re-run of why, how and when. Carted of to Op Room. Where a student Shoved his Finger up. Almost before extraction, the the Surgeon abruptly pronouncing."Nothing wrong there". >> Rapid retreat. Body still Complete!
I would rather travel to the UN HQ. Than the NHS.
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P S A Levels. 3 months 2 weeks ago #3839347

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Biopsy of the prostate wont involve any 'finger shoving up'

Will be minor procedure done under light anasthetic

and a bone scan is entirely non invasive - similar to having an Xray

I would agree to these diagnostic procedures so you know exactly what the problem is.

Then you can discuss treatment options and decide which to take, knowing the full facts.

make an informed decision.
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Thanks for your wise guidance, all.

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You have an excellent doctor who shows due diligence in following up a patient to ensure you understand the reasons for, and necessity of, the tests he/she is advising.
Make sure you do understand and consider the ramifications of ignoring professional medical advice.
I worked in an NHS Radiology department for many years organising prostate biopsy clinics and have seen hundreds of patients undergo this procedure. No one likes to spend valuable time sitting in a waiting room prior to undergoing a slightly embarrassing possibly uncomfortable medical examination (ask any woman who has ever visited a gynecologist!) but it's no big deal........the consequences of not doing it could be....
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Assemble wrote: You have an excellent doctor who shows due diligence in following up a patient to ensure you understand the reasons for, and necessity of, the tests he/she is advising.
Make sure you do understand and consider the ramifications of ignoring professional medical advice.
I worked in an NHS Radiology department for many years organising prostate biopsy clinics and have seen hundreds of patients undergo this procedure. No one likes to spend valuable time sitting in a waiting room prior to undergoing a slightly embarrassing possibly uncomfortable medical examination (ask any woman who has ever visited a gynecologist!) but it's no big deal........the consequences of not doing it could be....

Thank you. Along with similar advice from Pats and Vegemite Kid and others. I am coming round to the idea of the sense in having the biopsy. As has been pointed out. I will know just what the score is.
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And the most important point is, even if it does show the worst possible result, the sooner treatment starts the sooner recovery can begin, as with my father, he was as hesitant and embarrassed in going through the process as you now appear to be, but he did and he gained likely an extra decade, before he was overcome by dementia not the other.
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P S A Levels. 3 months 1 week ago #3842183

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Those that read the Health Thread will probably be aware of my post's regarding raised PSA levels. Whilst I accept the very serious possibility of the presence of cancer, my Doctor and urologist, although suspecting, have never confirmed this. That might be due to some dithering on my part regarding the prostate biopsy, which I have not yet had. However, I recently received an introductory letter from the hospital urology nurse specialist, stating she is my Macmillan cancer key worker. My question is. If It hasn't yet been positively confirmed to me as cancer, why, have I been sent this form? Am I missing something or are these forms always sent as a safeguard?

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