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: