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digital rectal exam

[DRE] an exam in which the doctor puts a lubricated, gloved finger into the rectum to feel for anything that isn’t normal. This simple test, which generally is not painful, can find many rectal cancers and some prostate cancers. See also prostate, rectum.

Can prostate cancer be found early?

... organizations (as well as the makers of the PSA tests) do not ... The PSA test
is used mainly to detect prostate cancer early ... Digital rectal exam (DRE). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-detection

Chronological History of ACS Recommendations for the Early ...

... Yearly. Fecal occult blood test (FOBT). ... 50 and over. After 2 normal exams 1
year apart, every 3 to 5 years. 1989 - 1997. Digital rectal exam (DRE). ...

http://www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/cancerscreeningguidelines/chronological-history-of-acs-recommendations

What tests can detect prostate cancer?

... Some studies have suggested that a digital rectal exam (DRE) might ... agree
on how to use these other PSA tests. If your PSA test result is not normal ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/moreinformation/prostatecancerearlydetection/prostate-cancer-early-detection-tests

What if the test results aren't normal?

... If the results of early detection tests – the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood
test and/or digital rectal exam (DRE) – suggest that you might have ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/moreinformation/prostatecancerearlydetection/prostate-cancer-early-detection-if-test-results-not-normal

American Cancer Society recommendations for colorectal ...

... In a digital rectal examination (DRE), a doctor examines your ... If normal then,
repeat exam every 5 ... low anterior resection for rectal cancer, exams of ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/moreinformation/colonandrectumcancerearlydetection/colorectal-cancer-early-detection-acs-recommendations

How is prostate cancer staged?

... the PSA level, and any other exams or tests ... is based on the surgery and
examination of the ... can feel the cancer with a digital rectal exam (DRE) or ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-staging

Can prostate cancer be found early?

... organizations (as well as the makers of the PSA tests) do not ... The PSA test
is used mainly to detect prostate cancer early ... Digital rectal exam (DRE). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-detection?sitearea=

American Cancer Society recommendations for colorectal ...

... In a digital rectal examination (DRE), a doctor examines your ... If normal then,
repeat exam every 5 ... low anterior resection for rectal cancer, exams of ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-detection-recommendations

Prostate Cancer: Early Detection

... not used as a screening test for prostate ... is high or an abnormal digital rectal
exam (DRE ... receive insurance coverage for prostate screening exams. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003182-pdf.pdf

CLINICIAN'S REFERENCE: FECAL OCCULT BLOOD ...

... of >50% for FIT and highly sensitive guaiac-based tests) Never use in-office
FOBT at the time of digital rectal exam as a screening test for colorectal ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@editorial/documents/document/acspc-033144.pdf