A biopsy to test for prostate cancer is a painless, outpatient procedure that only takes an hour or so. Urologist Charles Modlin, MD, talks you through the steps taken during the procedure.
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Dr. Modlin talks about:
- The ultrasound procedure that images your prostate
- How the urologist gets samples of your tissue to be sent to the pathologist for examination
- How to care for yourself during the brief recovery time
- What to do if you have problems after the procedure, such as pain, bleeding and fever
If the biopsy shows you have prostate cancer, there are a variety of treatment options available to you.
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