Image-guided Diagnostics and Biopsy for Prostate Cancer

Feb 24, 2020 | Jennifer O'Hara | @jenohara | Comments (5)

medical illustration of prostate cancer tumor

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer — second to skin cancer — among men in the U.S. One in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. Screening is important because early detection greatly improves the chances of survival. While some types of prostate cancer grow slowly, and may need minimal or even no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly. If prostate cancer is suspected, a biopsy can confirm the diagnosis.

On this Mayo Clinic Radio segment, Dr. Derek Lomas, a Mayo Clinic urologist, discusses prostate cancer, including a new biopsy method.

 

HAD PROSTATECTOMY 2008 WITH A GLEASON SCORE OF 9. HAD 45 DAYS OF RADIATION AND HORMONE SHOTS (2) 1 YEAR LATER. PSA NOT DETECTABLE NOW. TESTOSTERONE NOW AT 8. CAN I TAKE TESTOSTERONE SHOTS NOW?

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@lloyd12345

HAD PROSTATECTOMY 2008 WITH A GLEASON SCORE OF 9. HAD 45 DAYS OF RADIATION AND HORMONE SHOTS (2) 1 YEAR LATER. PSA NOT DETECTABLE NOW. TESTOSTERONE NOW AT 8. CAN I TAKE TESTOSTERONE SHOTS NOW?

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Hi @lloyd12345, that is a great question for your doctor. Every patient is different. Testosterone might be okay for one person and not for another. You might be interested in joining the discussions with other men with prostate cancer in the Prostate Cancer group here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/prostate-cancer/

I'm confident others will be willing to share their experiences with choosing to take testosterone or not after prostate cancer treatments.

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Is testerone different from testosterone?

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@billcando

Is testerone different from testosterone?

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SAME THING.. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO SPELL..SORRY

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@lloyd12345

SAME THING.. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO SPELL..SORRY

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@billcando It was a typo. I have corrected the mis-spellings of testosterone.

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