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DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.
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I am a healthy 77(almost 78 year old) male and I just had a

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I am a healthy 77(almost 78 year old) male and I just had a complete physical, and everything was perfect and within range except my PSA which was 7.2.including a digital exam
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Customer: My Doctor, as part of my overall physical performed a digital exam and indicated that all "felt" well although he sensed that the prostrate was somewhat enlarged. As previously mentioned all of affects of the lab work were PERFECT and within the ranges provided.
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should be aware of?
Customer: I am 77, almost 78 and feel fine with lots of energy but I am frightened as my older brother, by 10 years, who passed away from other issues had prostrate cancer.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 10 months ago.
HelloAt this point you see a urologist.A free PSA with an ultrasound can indicated what probability this has of being cancer.A biopsy can be done if needed.Given your age, it is likely to be slow growing, and not incurable. OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily