Each of the needle biopsies will be examined under the microscope by a histopathologist

Looking down the microscope, the histopathologist will decide:

  • Whether cancer cells are present
  • How many of the needle biopsy samples contain cancer
  • The amount of cancer in each needle biopsy
  • The aggressiveness of the cancer (the Gleason score)
  • Whether the cancer is spreading outside the prostate