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My PSA count is now 12.8. I am 68 years old and in good

My PSA count is now...
My PSA count is now 12.8. I am 68 years old and in good health with no discomfort. Should I have a biopsy done or can the ultrasound cancer screening be an option?
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Dr. P. Jyoti
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Hello,

At PSA 12.8, its now necessary to get a biopsy.

The Ultrasound screening would not be enough.

Prostate cancer can be treated very successfully, but it is important to detect this at the earliest.

Hence go for the biopsy - that way you will be sure either way. The ultrasound screening is not definitive, and will leave you with doubt.

Discuss this with your doctors.

Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.

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