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Prostate Gland Needle Biopsy

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

A prostate gland needle biopsy is a procedure to remove samples of tissue from your prostate gland. The prostate is a gland located just below the bladder and surrounds the urethra (tube that carries urine out of the body).

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Seek care immediately if:

Call your doctor or surgeon if:


You may need any of the following:

Eat a variety of healthy foods:

Healthy foods include fruits, vegetables, whole-grain breads, low-fat dairy products, beans, lean meats, and fish. Eat foods low in animal fat and saturated fats to help decrease your risk for prostate cancer.

Follow up with your doctor or surgeon as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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