What to Expect During a Prostate Biopsy (Video)

Procedure to test for prostate cancer is short, painless

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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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