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Prostate biopsies save lives

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Australian men undergoing testing for prostate cancer should be reassured biopsies are a very safe procedure, and with appropriate antibiotic coverage, pose a very low risk of infection. A report in today’s The Age newspaper suggests men who aren’t offered a relatively new method of biopsy, not currently available in all Australian hospitals, are at risk of serious infection or death. “This is a serious exaggeration of the situation and we would be very concerned if it unnecessarily alarmed or deterred men who don’t have access to the new way […]

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