Glossary Term:

Title

atypical small acinar proliferation

Phonetic

a-<b>tip</b>-uh-kul small uh-<b>see</b>-nar pruh-<b>lih</b>-fuh-<b>RAY</b>-shun

Description

also called ASAP. These are prostate cells that look like they might be cancer, but there are too few cells in the biopsy sample to be sure. With ASAP, there’s about a 40% to 50% chance of prostate cancer, so many doctors advise a repeat biopsy within a few months. See also biopsy, prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia.