Transperineal Prostate Biopsies

This information is to be used in addition to but not to replace discussions with your Urologist.


Biopsies of the prostate are being considered because of a raised PSA, prostate examination and your MRI scan. These investigations have told us that you may be at risk of an underlying prostate cancer and its important to diagnose this and offer treatment if warranted. Biopsies are taking a small amount of tissue that is sent to our histopathologist who will look at the samples under microscope.

This is the most definitive test to rule prostate cancer in or out. It’s important to understand that not all men who have biopsies have prostate cancer. Sometimes the biopsies show other diseases in the prostate than can cause the PSA to be elevated such as inflammation or prostatitis.