What To Think About
- Normal prostate biopsy results do not rule out cancer.
- If the prostate biopsy results show cancer, other tests may be needed to determine the spread of the cancer. These tests may include a blood test (Reference prostate-specific antigen Opens New Window), bone scan, Reference lymph node Opens New Window biopsy, or Reference computed tomography (CT) scan Opens New Window. For more information, see the topics Reference Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA), Reference Bone Scan, Reference Lymph Node Biopsy, and Reference Computed Tomography (CT) Scan.
- Not all types of prostate cancer are treated. There are many things to consider when deciding on a treatment plan. For more information, see the topic Reference Prostate Cancer.
- A prostate gland biopsy does not cause problems with erections and will not make a man infertile.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference January 31, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
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