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What is a transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy?

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A biopsy is a small sample of tissue -- in this case, from your prostate. Your doctor will send it for testing in a lab to check for cancer and see how fast your cancer might grow.

From: What Is a Biopsy and Gleason Score? WebMD Medical Reference

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Ketan Badani, MD, professor of urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC.

NCCN Guidelines for Patients: “Prostate Cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Learn About Cancer: Prostate Cancer.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 4, 2019

SOURCES:

Ketan Badani, MD, professor of urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC.

NCCN Guidelines for Patients: “Prostate Cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Learn About Cancer: Prostate Cancer.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 4, 2019

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