Fast Five Quiz: Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Staging

Chad R. Tracy, MD


June 15, 2021

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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