Terry Dyroff, at home in Silver Spring, Md., got a PSA blood test that led to a prostate biopsy. The biopsy found no cancer, but it gave him a life-threatening infection. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

toggle caption Jose Luis Magana/AP

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich makes a point during the presidential debate sponsored at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Tuesday night.

Toni Sandys/The Washington Post via AP hide caption

toggle caption Toni Sandys/The Washington Post via AP

Chicago attorney Tom Hayward suffered a raging infection after a prostate biopsy. He had to be hospitalized, but has since recovered.

Icoi Johnson for NPR hide caption

toggle caption Icoi Johnson for NPR

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor