Do Biopsies Spread Cancer?

  Cancer is almost always diagnosed by biopsy, a surgical procedure that removes tissue samples from tumors.  The samples are viewed under a microscope by a pathologist to determine the presence and type of cancer.  According to TMD Limited, a medical tourism company, it is the fear of biopsies spreading cancer that drives over half a million US citizens out...Read More

Can a man develop erectile dysfunction (ED) after a prostate biopsy?

  Erectile dysfunction (ED) can occur after prostate biopsy, but the reasons for this are unclear. Some men do recover their function in a few months, however. When a man has a prostate biopsy, small samples (cores) of prostate tissue are removed and checked for cancer cells. To collect the samples, a urologist uses a small needle. Generally, there are...Read More

Hospital Admissions for Prostate Biopsy Infections on the Rise

  Infection rates following prostate biopsy have remained stable since 2007, but visits to emergency departments and hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) admissions for post-biopsy infections continue to increase, according to a new study. Use of targeted prophylaxis remains limited. Investigators led by Jim C. Hu, MD, of New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, used...Read More