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How do doctors confirm prostate cancer diagnoses?

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A prostate cancer diagnosis can only be confirmed by examining prostate cells under a microscope. This is done by performing a biopsy in a urologist's office. A small sample of tissue is taken from the prostate for testing and evaluation under a microscope.

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American Urological Association.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 10, 2018

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American Urological Association.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 10, 2018

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