The Role of Aspiration Biopsy in Following Patients Treated With Chemotherapy and Radiation
The value of fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNA) in the diagnosis of prostate cancer has been confirmed repeatedly from numerous studies (1,2). The technique has a high degree of efficiency in that the sensitivity (true positive) and specificity (true negative) correlate well with the standard needle biopsy. The FNA is not recommended as a general screening test for prostate cancer but to help establish the diagnosis in patients whose prostates are suspicious for carcinoma. An additional use of the test may be to help determine response to therapy.
KeywordsProstate Cancer Fine Needle Aspiration External Beam Irradiation Aspiration Biopsy Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
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