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Determining the Severity of Prostate Cancer
Doctors use three pieces of information to decide when a prostate biopsy is needed to confirm a diagnosis of prostate cancer.

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Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer results from the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the prostate gland. It is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in American men.
Prostate Cancer Can Be Inherited
Researchers have identified a variety of different genes that may play a role a role in prostate cancer.
Prostate-Specific Antigen Blood Test (PSA Test)
The prostate-specific antigen blood test (PSA test) is a screening test. It measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in a man's blood.
Determining the Severity of Prostate Cancer
Doctors use three pieces of information to decide when a prostate biopsy is needed to confirm a diagnosis of prostate cancer.

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Additional Information
Organizations and links for additional information on prostate cancer.
The Dietary-Prostate Connection
Although little can be done to prevent prostate cancer so far, researchers are studying dietary factors that may influence the risk.

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