Questions to Ask Your Doctor about PSA and Testing for Prostate Cancer

 

PSA and Testing for Prostate CancerWhat questions should you ask your Doctor or Urologist?

  • How accurate is PSA in detecting prostate cancer? What percentage of patients with an elevated PSA have prostate cancer?
  • What are the alternatives to a prostate biopsy?
  • What percentage of patients with positive biopsies are positive for aggressive prostate cancer?
  • What if I am diagnosed with a low-grade (Gleason Score 6) form of prostate cancer? Is treatment recommended?
  • What is my out of pocket cost for a prostate biopsy?
  • What percentage of your biopsies are negative or detect a low-grade prostate cancer for which no treatment is recommended?
  • Is there any risk if I decide to first take the 4Kscore Test to see what information we learn before committing for a biopsy?
  • If I am willing to pay for the 4Kscore Test, will you order it?
  • Do you have the ability to draw a blood sample for the 4Kscore Test?

 

How do I know whether I have aggressive prostate cancer?