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I just got back the results of a 3T-MRI performed 13 weeks post-PAE to assess progress. I was shocked to read in the report that there was a "7mm focus of abnormal signal within the left peripheral zone at mid gland which could represent clinically significant prostate cancer". Yikes!!
Over the past 20 years I have had 3 TRUS 12-needle biopsies - all negative. I was wondering if anyone else ever got a similar report which could be caused by the scars left by the needle biopsies?? Also could the PAE itself cause this signal since I will still have tissue scarring?
I did have liquid biopsies for PCa last year (MiPS and Apifiny) that look at the molecular level in urine and blood samples for cancer biomarkers and both tests were very good.
My uro said to speak with my IR guy (and added that he told me not to do the PAE). On the positive side the MRI did show about a 40% reduction in my prostate volume from 280gm to 175gm though strangely I have not seen any symptom improvements.
Any help on the MRI-scare would be much appreciated.
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