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Prostate Cancer

Alternatives to Biopsy for Detecting Prostate Cancer



Is an MRI or MRI-S as effective as a biopsy to detect whether or not cancer is present in the prostate and if so, where is it offered?


The only way to diagnose prostate cancer at this time is by a biopsy (sampling of the tissue) of the prostate.

Related Resources:

Biopsy of the Prostate
Diagnosis and Staging of Prostate Cancer

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Response by:

Lee E Ponsky, MD Lee E Ponsky, MD
Associate Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University