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Video Tuesday: Prostate Needle Biopsy

Posted Jun 23 2009 5:09pm

You’ve just been told that your doctor wants you to have a biopsy of your prostate to rule out prostate cancer. What exactly is a biopsy and how is it done?

A biopsy is a test that allow your doctor to remove a small amount of tissue from the prostate and send it to a lab for testing. A needle biopsy is - as the name implies - done with a needle rather than with surgery.

Click on the TV screen below to watch a quick video explaining how a prostate needle biopsy is done. Just scroll down a bit when you get to the video page:

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Video Tuesday: Prostate Needle Biopsy


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