The MRI of the prostate conundrum…helpful or a hoax?
If you had clinically insignificant prostate cancer…would you want to know it?
If you knew it do you know exactly what that means?
Or do you think the doctor or radiologist telling you that can promise you that it won’t actually become, or already is, clinically significant?
Would you want a biopsy to “prove with tissue” the exact Gleason’s grade of this insignificant cancer?
Have you ever compared the cost of a standard prostate biopsy to the cost of a prostate MRI and a fusion biopsy together?
If the fusion biopsy and the pre biopsy MRI has a higher rate of finding clinically significant prostate cancer but is not good at finding the so called “insignificant prostate cancer” does this actually give you peace of mind?
Who started all of this anyway? Could it have been the same group that said the Psa was worthless and cost too much to…
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