Here’s a study on a new genetic urine test that seems to do a good job both diagnosing and sorting out men who need treatment vs less aggressive cases. Still in the investigational phasehttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/bju.14811
Urine‐derived EV‐RNA can provide diagnostic information on aggressive prostate cancer prior to biopsy, and prognostic information for men on AS. PUR represents a new and versatile biomarker that could result in substantial alterations to current treatment of patients with prostate cancer.
Here’s a plain English article that reports on this new development...https://www.healthline.com/health-news/urine-test-may-make-prostate-cancer-diagnosis-easier
It’s great to see new advances popping up on a regular basis in the diagnosis and treatment of PCa. It bodes well for our sons .
I am not a doctor, just another guy without a prostate
Dx Age 64 Nov 2014, PSA 4.3
BX 3 of 12 cores positive original pathology G6
RALP with Dr Ash Tewari Jan 6, 2015
Post surgical pathology G7 (3+4), - ECE, - Margins, -LN, -SV (+ frozen section apex converted to negative)
PSA @ 6 weeks 2/15, .<02, remained <0.02 until January 2017, .02, repeat Feb 2017, still .02. May 2017-.033, August 2017- .033 November .046, March 2018 .060. June 2018 .068, July 2018 - .082, August 2018, .078, August 2018 - .08 Start ADT. Sept 2018 Start SRT
Sept 2018 thru November 2018 – T = 4, PSA = <.05
Decipher test, low risk, .37 score
My story.... tinyurl.com/qgyu3xq
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