How we manage prostate biopsy and prostate cancer therapy in men with haemophilia - Abstract

A 56-year-old African American male with severe haemophilia A [baseline factor VIII (FVIII) activity < 1%] and chronic hepatitis C virus infection started annual serial monitoring of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) at age 40 because of a family history of prostate cancer (his father died from the disease at age 63).

His most recent PSA level was 4.4 ng L -1; previous values were < 3 ng L-1 . Digital rectal examination was unrevealing.

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Fogarty PF, Kouides P. Are you the author?
Penn Comprehensive Hemophilia and Thrombosis Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Treatment Center, Rochester, NY, USA.

Reference: Haemophilia. 2012 May;18(3):e88-90.
doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2516.2012.02787.x

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 22500858 Prostate Cancer Section