Prostate: focal atrophy and inflammation

Prostate: focal atrophy and inflammation

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Phoenix, AZ

#1 Jul 18, 2009
I had a 12 point prostate biopsy and all 12 were benign tissue but 5 had focal atrophy with acute or chronic inflammation. What causes that? And what can I do to get rid of it and get my PSA back down? Both doctors I asked seemed vague or unsure. Has anyone with this biopsy result researched this and gotten an answer?

Since: Aug 11

Lafayette, LA

#2 May 16, 2012
yes my husband has just that with one cancer spot, and several focal atropy, this is what I located:
in the setting of longstanding chronic inflammation appears to predispose to carcinoma

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