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recently had 19 biopsys all CLEAR
i had bad derriere, then bad infection in urine, went to hospital treated with antibiotics
then all the other stuff started after that ! high PSA,,, and so on
question could the dark area on MRI be due to infection ?
BIG QUESTION DO INFECTIONS CAUSE or promote CANCER IN THE PROSTATE ?
Thanks for getting in touch. It’s good to hear that your recent biopsies have been clear, but it’s understandable to have lots of questions about your results.
Your doctors would use a number of tests to rule out whether any symptoms or a raised PSA level could be due to cancer or not. PSA levels can be higher than normal if you have an infection.
It’s difficult for us to say what the cause of the dark area on your prostate could be. Although primarily used to help diagnose and stage prostate cancer, MRI scans may be used to help diagnose infection and other conditions such as an enlarged prostate or prostatitis.
Although we do not know the exact causes of prostate cancer, certain risk factors may increase the chances of developing it. The role of infection in causing or promoting prostate cancer has not been confirmed in the limited research looking at this.
We’d encourage you to get back in touch with your consultant or GP to talk through your concerns. They will be able to answer any specific questions you have about your diagnosis as they are directly involved in your care.
I hope this helps. Best wishes, Kelly (Macmillan Information Nurse Specialist).
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