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Has anyone here had experience with the a Prostate MRI with and without contrast for prostate cancer screening? My internist suggested that I have this rather than biopsy due to possible side effects of needle biopsy. He said that MRI has become pretty accurate in detecting tumors and when it is positive for tumors it can be used as a guide for directing needle biopsy. Mine showed no masses but BPH with medial lobe involvement intruding into the blaldder neck. This all came about because my BPH symptoms got so bad that I was retaining urine in my bladder. MY urologist wanted me to have a biopsy before any BPH surgical procedures because of a history of 3 brothers with prostate cancer. My last PSA was 2.9 but it has gotten up to the low 3's on several occasions. I don't know what my Uro will do with these results tho I would assume it would mean a go for any procedure I decide to have. Now the hard part is deciding which procedure to get. I am an otherwise healthy 67 year old. I would appreciate some input from those who have knowledge and or experience with the prostate MRI. Thanks Gary
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