There is an increasing risk that prostate biopsies may lead to infection.
Among the scores of males screened for prostate cancer every year, doctors are discovering an alarming trend: A growing number of people are falling sick from potentially deadly, drug-resistant infections.
Recent studies have revealed that people undergoing regular needle biopsy tests are falling critically ill & dying from lethal bacterial infections.
The needle used in performing a prostate biopsy is inserted through the rectum en route to the prostate. Now, this is repeatedly done during a single procedure, creating the danger that bacteria present in the bowel moves into the prostate, the bladder & beyond.
There is a possibility that 2 out of every 100 males undergoing biopsies develop sepsis, a deadly blood infection.
The findings present more evidence that PSA & follow-up tests aren’t necessarily benign.