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Instead of biopsy , for prosate, cancer what is my

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Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: Instead of biopsy, for prosate, cancer what is my second choice
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Answered by Dr. Arnab Banerjee 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Biopsy is the gold standard investigation...

Detailed Answer:
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Well, there are other options available namely a digital rectal examination, MRI pelvis with the urogenital system, serum PSA studies which can outline the prostate as well as the surrounding structures...

However, none of these investigations uses actual tissue sampling which is only done in biopsy hence making it the gold standard among them all...Please also note, that the Grading system for prostate cancer is also based on biopsy findings only...

Hope this answers your query...

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