What is a prostate biopsy?

  The prostate gland is found only in males. It sits below the bladder and wraps around the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body). The prostate helps make semen. A biopsy is a procedure used to remove a small piece of tissue or cells from the body so it can be examined under a microscope. In...Read More

Men, Beware of Biopsies for Prostate Cancer Dx

  Ferdinand "Ferd" Becker Jr., MD, a retired facial plastic surgeon who lives in New Orleans, has one of the scariest biopsy/prostate cancer stories I've ever heard. Initially, Becker was diagnosed low-risk, low-volume Gleason 6. But his MRI records were switched. And he was temporarily diagnosed with extensive prostate cancer. False alarm. He also was hospitalized for potentially deadly sepsis...Read More