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Did DRE. Found a small lump in the prostrate gland. Advised TRUS. No family history of cancer. Is TRUS needed?

My partner is about to undergo a TRUS prostrate biopsy recommended by a urologist due to locating a small pea sized lump on his prostrate gland after having a DRE (Digital Rectal Exam). His PSA level has not been highly elevated and the urologist has said he needs to have this procedure done. He is very anxious about it, as I am and querying is a TRUS biopsy really required. He is 54 with no family history of prostrate cancer or any other cancer and has nad no symptoms.
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
This is invasive but pretty simple procedure. Prostate lumps can be benign or malignant. It can be only hyprtrophy or adenoma, but every doubt about cancer must be excluded. He is at age when cancer usualy appear. Early detection is main cause why prostate cancer is nearly 100% curable today in modern world. I suggest him to do biopsy and if it even shows nothing it is always good to be sure and have no worries about it.
WIsh you good health.
Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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