What is Prostate Cancer?

If your doctor has detected consistently elevated PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels over a period of years or tests, a prostate biopsy is recommended. Before doing so, your doctor should have conducted a digital rectal exam (DRE) to feel for any abnormalities that could be caused by tumor growth. A transrectal ultrasound may have also been used to create an image of your prostate. A prostate cancer expert, proficient in diagnosis and treatment, should review the results of these tests.

When substantial evidence exists suggesting the possibility of cancer, a prostate biopsy is used to sample the prostate tissue. These tissue samples provide a clearer diagnosis and help doctors determine the grade, or Gleason Score, of your prostate cancer.

Dr. David Samadi, MD.

Dr. David Samadi, MD. is Chairman of Urology and the Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and named to the prestigious Castle Connoly America’s Top Doctors and New York Magazine’s Best Doctor’s List.

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Dr. David Samadi, MD.

Dr. David Samadi, MD. is Chairman of Urology and the Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and named to the prestigious Castle Connoly America’s Top Doctors and New York Magazine’s Best Doctor’s List.