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What are the risks of a prostate biopsy for prostate cancer?

Risks of a prostate biopsy for prostate cancer include:

  • bleeding at the biopsy site
  • rectal bleeding
  • difficulty with urination, which in rare cases may cause the need for a catheter
  • blood in the semen
  • rarely, infection

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