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wizard59 (@wizard59)

Is a biopsy only way to diagnose prostate cancer?

Prostate Cancer | Last Active: Aug 5, 2019 | Replies (9)

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@dmadi61

I did have an MRI as well after the biopsy. You have to wait a period of time after the biopsy to have the MRI. I believe it was 4 weeks. Maybe 6 weeks. Gives you time to heal up after biopsy and get more accurate MRI. I also had a bone density scan, ultrasound and CAT scan before I started treatment.

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The doctor offered the MRI before the biopsy as an extra measure towards accuracy and specificity. If insurance doesn’t cover the MRI, which is $10k, it won’t be done, just the biopsy.