What to expect during a Prostate Biopsy.

What is prostate ultrasound and biopsy?

A prostate ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images inside the rectum to help guide the doctor in taking a biopsy (tissue sample) of the prostate gland. Prostate ultrasound and biopsy are used to diagnose prostate cancer or to find the reason for other problems. A doctor may require this test if a patient has high levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) found in a blood test, or has a high risk for prostate cancer.

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