A prostate biopsy is used to detect prostate cancer.
Your doctor may recommend a prostate biopsy if:
- A PSA test shows levels higher than normal for your age
- Your doctor finds lumps or other abnormalities during a digital rectal exam
- You've had a previous biopsy that was normal, but you still have elevated PSA levels
- A previous biopsy revealed prostate tissue cells that were abnormal but not cancerous