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Prostate Cancer

Prostate Biopsy

10/20/2009

Question:

How much time is required before another biopsy of the prostate can be performed?

Answer:

There is no specific time that you need to wait from the technical standpoint before repeating a prostate biopsy. It would primarily depend on the reason for repeating the biopsy. If the indication favors a repeat biopsy, such as atypical cells on the first biopsy, then it could be done as early as within a few weeks (4-6 weeks is reasonable from a practical aspect), provided the patient feels comfortable to proceed.

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Response by:

Krishnanath  Gaitonde, MD Krishnanath Gaitonde, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati