DRE (Digital Rectal Exam) (from Q3)
Your physician can perform a digital rectal exam of your prostate during a physical exam with two objectives:
If a prostate cancer tumor is large enough to be felt by digital exam, it may be large enough to be imaged. Therefore, a positive digital rectal exam may suggest follow-up with either TRUS ultrasound imaging or MR imaging to look for the possible tumor.
The ERSPC Risk Calculator provides the following guidance:
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