Did you know… after skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. This year alone, an estimated 248,530 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
For men with elevated PSA levels, often an indicator that something is going on with the prostate, it is recommended to take further action to determine if the elevated PSA is being caused by prostate cancer. It can often be uncomfortable and difficult to come to a urologist to talk about these issues, as the thought of a prostate biopsy can be unnerving. However, a trans-rectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided prostate biopsy can be performed comfortably, and quite quickly, in an office setting using IV sedation for maximum patient comfort.
The video below illustrates the technique usually used to perform the TRUS procedure. The TRUS procedure yields very valuable information for patients and their urologists to make an informed decision about the next steps. Knowledge is power and together we can fight this cancer. If you’d like to discuss elevated PSA levels and the best course of individualized care for your specific case, don’t hesitate to reach out to the team at Avant Concierge Urology today.