When Do I Need a Biopsy for Testing Prostate Cancer?

Q:
I have a high PSA, and it seems that I need to take a biopsy. Can I avoid it? I just feel a little bit awkward.
A:
Better not. A biopsy is necessary since your PSA is high. Your doctor may give you a digital rectal exam. If this makes your embarrassing, you take the ultrasound as an alternative where a small probe is inserted to take pictures of the prostate rather than a finger.

Anyway, you are taking care of your body, and there is nothing to shy.

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