1. The PCA3 Score is determined using a simple urine sample.
2. The urine sample is collected after a physician’s TR.
3. The sample is analyzed by a laboratory and in three weeks the result is delivered
For the treatment
The PCA3 Score may give an indication of the aggressiveness of the cancer.
By higher the PCA3 Score, the higher the probability that the cancer is aggressive and that any need active treatment such as surgery or radiotherapy.
If you have early prostate and low aggressive cancer and is undergoing surveillance monitor / active control, PCA3 test can be repeated every 3 – 6 months. A substantial increase in the PCA3 Score may indicate that the cancer progresses.
For prostate biopsy
The PCA3 Score indicates the probability of finding prostate cancer in a biopsy:
By higher the PCA3 Score, the more likely the biopsy is positive.
Cuanto más bajo sea el valor de PCA3, más probable será que la biopsia sea negativa.
By lower the PCA3 Score, the more likely the biopsy is negative.
Keep in mind that the decision to perform a biopsy also depends on other factors such as your age, family history of prostate cancer, the results of TR, the size of the prostate and PSA value. If you and your doctor decide not to perform a biopsy, you may repeat the PCA3 test after 3-6 months. If there is no prostate cancer, the PCA3 Score will remain unchanged or vary only slightly with time. If the value of PCA3 increases enough, it may be desirable to perform a biopsy.
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