In most patients who are diagnosed with prostate cancer, DRE results are normal and PSA results are abnormal. In general, most cases of prostate cancer are found because of abnormalities in a screening PSA level or DRE findings when patients are still asymptomatic.
Among patients with prostate cancer, 31% have the cancer detected on repeat biopsy. In patients whose PSA level is still elevated despite negative biopsy results, the literature supports performing one or more future biopsies.
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Cite this: Chad R. Tracy. Fast Five Quiz: Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Staging - Medscape - Jun 15, 2021.