Case Eric

66 years old, has just retired as an electrician and wants to travel Europe by mobile home together with his wife. He returns to your clinic for a follow-up visit. Diagnostic workup revealed a PSA of 10.8 ng/mL and a normal prostate volume (TRUS: 35 mL). He had a previous negative biopsy in the same year, a normal DRE and no family history of prostate cancer.

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This case is real and the patient had additional diagnostic tests*

Eventually a prostate biopsy was performed. High-grade (Gleason Score 3+4) prostate cancer was found!

* EAU guidelines recommend (LE 3, GR C) to offer additional diagnostic tests to asymptomatic men with a PSA 2-10 ng/mL prior to performing a prostate biopsy. Use one of the following tools: risk-calculator, serum or urine-based test or imaging

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