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P S A Levels. 3 months 1 week ago #3842201

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I suspect that at this stage it is a precautionary and preliminary step, though the choice to send would have been made by your health care providers on the basis of there being a high probability of a worse case diagnosis, but only a biopsy will confirm that position. the sooner you know, the sooner treatment can start in earnest.
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P S A Levels. 3 months 1 week ago #3842224

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Several time a year, I get letter from the hospital, saying I need to get this or that test. It goes file them into file 13 (trash). I view it as them trying to make money. Never about basic things like hearing, eyes, blood pressure and things like that, just big money diagnosis.
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P S A Levels. 3 months 1 week ago #3842228

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I understand your aversion to having a biopsy. As another commenter said, however, it is the only way to know for sure. I had one back in the 90s. The overall procedure was uncomfortable, but not terribly painful. A few minutes of discomfort was well worth having that information. As to why you got that letter, I guess that’s a question for your urologist.
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P S A Levels. 3 months 1 week ago #3842259

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Robin wrote: Several time a year, I get letter from the hospital, saying I need to get this or that test. It goes file them into file 13 (trash). I view it as them trying to make money. Never about basic things like hearing, eyes, blood pressure and things like that, just big money diagnosis.


Fortunately those of us in the U.K who are currently undergoing tests and investigations for an ongoing problem have the NHS.
We don’t disregard invitations for diagnostic tests etc and regard it as ‘a money making’ exercise.

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Is someone jumping the gun? 3 months 1 week ago #3842268

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KayyGee wrote: I suspect that at this stage it is a precautionary and preliminary step, though the choice to send would have been made by your health care providers on the basis of there being a high probability of a worse case diagnosis, but only a biopsy will confirm that position. the sooner you know, the sooner treatment can start in earnest.


I agree…..some preliminary tests don’t always give the full picture..

Your Urology Specialist Nurse also a trained MacMillan key worker, understands the procedures and investigations that will be done.
And is also trained to support and guide you through the next step if there should be any early signs and will explain the next step into treatment.
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