About two million American men undergo conventional transrectal biopsies each year and up to 2,000 of them die from the procedure, mostly from sepsis infections and bleeding complications.
Brotherhood of the Balloon, a COMPPARE Partner Organization, told their BOB Tales newsletter readers last month about the serious problems associated with standard transrectal biopsy procedures. This prompted several emails from members who had had similar experiences. Brotherhood of the Balloon then decided to investigate a new and relatively unknown technology that virtually eliminates the sepsis infection problem: transperineal biopsies.
Read their excellent article here: https://protonbob.com/precisionpoint-transperineal-biopsy.
The Brotherhood of the Balloon (BOB), a 10,000-member organization of prostate cancer patients from all 50 states and 39 countries, was formed in December 2000 by Bob Marckini and several other patients of the Loma Linda University Proton Treatment Center. Learn more about BOB.