How To Diagnose Prostate Cancer?

>> Friday, July 3, 2009


When a man has symptoms of prostate cancer or a screening test indicates that he has a potential risk for cancer, more invasive evaluation is offered. One of which is biopsy. Biopsy is the only test that can fully confirm the diagnosis of prostate cancer.

Biopsy is the removal of small pieces of the prostate for microscopic examination. However, prior to a biopsy, several other tools may be used to gather more information about the prostate and the urinary tract.

You will also undergo Cystoscopy to check your urinary tract. Cystoscopy shows the urinary tract from inside the bladder, using a thin, flexible camera tube inserted down the urethra. And another test called Transrectal ultrasonography which creates a picture of the prostate using sound waves from a probe in the rectum.


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