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Prostate pathology report

American Cancer Society's web page explains this very well and is very much reflective of the current understanding and my personal view about "high grade PIN" at this point in READ MORE
American Cancer Society's web page explains this very well and is very much reflective of the current understanding and my personal view about "high grade PIN" at this point in time.

Here is the write up:


PIN begins to appear in the prostates of some men as early as their 20s. Almost half of all men have PIN by the time they reach 50. High-grade PIN is considered a pre-cancer of the prostate because it may turn into prostate cancer over time.
<https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/how-diagnosed.html>
<https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer.html>
Low-grade PIN in general should not be on a biopsy report, as it has no significance. If I have high-grade PIN, does that mean it will turn into prostate cancer?

No. In most cases, high-grade PIN will not turn into cancer over the next several years. Still, the risk of getting cancer later is higher if high-grade PIN is found in more than one biopsy core. What does it mean if the report says that only one of my biopsy samples (cores) shows high-grade PIN, but it does not mention carcinoma (cancer)?

It means there is no cancer in this biopsy sample. In most cases, even a repeat biopsy will not show cancer. Do I need a repeat prostate biopsy over the next year or several years after a diagnosis of high-grade PIN?

In most cases, the chance of finding cancer is low, so a repeat biopsy done soon after the diagnosis of high-grade PIN is not useful. However, some patients do have a higher risk, such as men with multiple cores showing high-grade PIN. Discuss if and when you have a repeat biopsy with your doctor.