Prostate biopsies are tissue samples from different areas of the prostate.  The Gleason Score on a biopsy usually reflects the cancer's true grade.  However, it is possible that the Gleason Score from your biopsy is lower or higher than the true grade.  To reduce the risk of over-or-under scoring, multiple biopsies are usually taken from different areas within the prostate.

Prostate cancer is a disease that is most successfully treated when it is detected early on.  As the research community explores various methods to detecting the disease, PCEC continues to encourage men to play an active role in their health by looking to those trusted sources of prostate cancer testing – the PSA and DRE.

~Dr. E. David Crawford
Head of the Urologic Oncology Department at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Founder/Chairman of PCEC

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