Is a prostate biopsy painful?

Answer Prostate biopsy involves taking a small sample of prostate tissue, generally through the rectum. The sample is examined under a microscope to identify cancer cells. The procedure may take about 15 ... Read More »

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Is having a Prostate Biopsy dangerous, and if so why?

Did the urologist say why he wants to do a biopsy?From your previous questions I can’t see why he would.

Does a biopsy of the prostate affect fertility?

On One Hand: Biopsy Does Not Affect FertilityThe procedure for a prostate biopsy involves taking a tissue sample from the prostate for purposes of detecting the presence of prostate cancer. Accordi... Read More »

Can prostate biopsy cause cancer to spread?

There is a small chance that a biopsy can cause cancer to spread. During a biopsy, a tumor is punctured several times, and this puncturing may cause the cancer to spread, according to Phoenix Sonog... Read More »

Should you see a radiologist or a neurosurgeon for a prostate biopsy?

On One Hand: Urologist Takes LeadAccording to the Mayo Clinic, a prostate biopsy is done by a urologist, a doctor who specializes in men's sex organs and urinary system. During the procedure, which... Read More »