As Tamu pointed out, yep, the biopsy can miss some of the cancer. In my case, the pathology report on the prostate indicated that the cancer was much more widespread than the biopsy indicated. If you haven't decided what procedure to take, at least get a PSA every few months to keep an eye on it.
Age 59 - psa 2.5 to 4.5 in 11 mon.
9-17-06: DRE - enlarged prostate & nodule L/S
10-17-06: Biopsy Report: 3+3, 3+3, 3+4
10-30-06: CT & Bone Scan - OK
11-13-06: 2nd CT & chest X-ray - OK
11-28-06: Physical Therapy - Intro to Kegals
11-30-06: Pre-Op for Surgery
12-06-06: Robotic surgery
12-11-06: Catheter out - Total Control
12-12-06: Path report - more cancer area than biopsy indicated. Right nerve bundle saved. Appears confined to prostate. Nodes & Vessels clean.
Cancer is what we HAVE
"Cancer SURVIVORS is who we'll be!!"