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Is the prostate exam a better screening tool than a psa test?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Neither that good
Neither of these examinations is particularly good at detecting prostate cancer.
Both should be employed in a person at risk for prostate cancer.

In brief: Neither that good
Neither of these examinations is particularly good at detecting prostate cancer.
Both should be employed in a person at risk for prostate cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not really
Digital rectal exam (dre) is a part of the yearly exam for men and used in conjunction with psa for screening of prostate cancer.
The prostate exam will only detect abnormalities that result in "nodules" or other surface variations of the prostate that can be felt on exam. In us, the majority of prostate cancer is not palpable (not detected with rectal exam) and only discovered with psa test.

In brief: Not really
Digital rectal exam (dre) is a part of the yearly exam for men and used in conjunction with psa for screening of prostate cancer.
The prostate exam will only detect abnormalities that result in "nodules" or other surface variations of the prostate that can be felt on exam. In us, the majority of prostate cancer is not palpable (not detected with rectal exam) and only discovered with psa test.
Dr. Matthew Thom
Dr. Matthew Thom
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