Expert Video - What is a prostate cancer biopsy? What does it tell?

Dr. Jean Bonhomme, MD, MPH, an expert in men's health, explains that a prostate biopsy is a procedure that removes tissue samples from the prostate, and describes how it is usually done. If there is a concern for cancer your doctor may recommend a prostate biopsy. If the biopsy reveals that a tumor is present, it can tell how extensive the cancer is, how much of the prostate it occupies, and how aggressive it is likely to be.

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