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Unformatted text preview: nodular prostate indicates prostates cancer and a tender squashy prostate may indicate prostatitis. Investigations are often needed to confirm diagnosis and plan treatment. Investigations often include:-• Blood tests o Renal function – is often needed if the patient has had problems with flow or retention o PSA – is used to monitor Prostate Cancer • Urine MC&S • Urodynamic studies – to assess problems with urine flow • Imaging o Transrectal ultrasound – to visualise the size and consistency of the prostate o CT/MRI scans – to visualise the size and consistency of the prostate o Isotope bone scans – to look for metastatic bone spread in prostate cancer • Core biopsies o Taken during transrectal ultrasound to look for malignant cells...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10