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Prostate biopsy

A prostate biopsy may be recommended by your doctor when laboratory test results (e.g. prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, levels) suggest the presence of prostate cancer.

This procedure involves removing samples of suspicious tissue from the prostate gland. Using a needle, the urologist collects a specific number of samples that will then be analyzed by a pathologist in an effort to detect signs of cancer.

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Breast cancer

Breast cancer: This is a malignant tumour made up of many cancerous cells. It should be noted that breast cancer is not the most common cause of breast pain, as patients of this disease are often asymptomatic.