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What diseases other than cancer are caught by a prostate biopsy?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology
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In brief: Prostatitis

A prostate biopsy is performed with an ultrasound probe in the rectum and a thin needle that goes through the wall of the rectum into the prostate gland.
The most common non-cancer diagnosis is prostatitis. There are other pathologic findings like cellular atypia, prostate intraepithelial neoplasia (pin). Rarely, a rectal cancer can be found as well.

In brief: Prostatitis

A prostate biopsy is performed with an ultrasound probe in the rectum and a thin needle that goes through the wall of the rectum into the prostate gland.
The most common non-cancer diagnosis is prostatitis. There are other pathologic findings like cellular atypia, prostate intraepithelial neoplasia (pin). Rarely, a rectal cancer can be found as well.
Dr. Jesse Mills
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Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology

In brief: Prostate Biopsy

Besides cancer, a prostate biopsy can detect a benign condition known as bph, as well as other problems such as chronic prostatitis.
Your pathologist, who has/will examine the biopsy can assist with a definitive diagnosis.

In brief: Prostate Biopsy

Besides cancer, a prostate biopsy can detect a benign condition known as bph, as well as other problems such as chronic prostatitis.
Your pathologist, who has/will examine the biopsy can assist with a definitive diagnosis.
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