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  • Should I ask for a second MRI one and a half year later

    Hello everybody,

    My PSA increased from 8 to 9 in one year. An MRI done in September 2019 did not show anything suspicious.
    Should I request another MRI? If I request another MRI, will Medicare cover it so soon after the first one (1.5 year later)

    70 years old

    I would appreciate your thoughts.
    PSA Test
    2013 - 2.48
    2014 - 2.43
    2016 - 4.89
    2017 - 4.10
    2017 - 4.06
    2019 - 5.57
    June 2020 - 8.86
    Aug 2020 - 6.91, Free PSA 14%
    Nov 2020 - 6.39, Free PSA 10%

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    Are you on an advantage plan?
    YOB 1957

    DX 12/18, GS 8, 4+4 6/12 cores, LL Apex 100%, LM Apex 60%, LL Mid 50%, LMM 40%, LL Base 5%, LM <5%, Right side negative.

    3/6/19. Post surgery Pathology Report - Grade Group 4 Intraductal Carcinoma
    T3aNO, <1 mm non focal EPE, GS8, 21 mm uni-focal tumor involved 10% of prostate.
    7 Nodes, SV, SM, PNI, and BNI were negative.
    LVI and Cribriform pattern present.
    Decipher .86 High Risk.

    Post Surgery PSA
    3/25/19 .03. (25 days)
    4/25/19 <.03. (2 months)
    5/25/19 <.02 (3 months)
    9/10/2019. <.02 (7 months)
    11/27/2019. <.02. T < 3 (9 months)
    5/19/2020. <.02 (15 months)
    11/2/2020. <.02 (21 months)
    5/11/2021. <.02 T <3 (27 months)
    8/25/2021. <.02 T <3 (30 months)
    12/6/2021. <.02 T <3 (33 months)


    3 Part Modality Treatment Completed

    2/25/19 Robotic Laparoendoscopic Single Site Surgery outpatient Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Kaouk, surgery #41 in US.
    ART - 7/25/-9/25 2019 (78 Gy, yes, I glow in the dark).
    ADT - 5/19- 5/21 Eligard and Casodex.

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