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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

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

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 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

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

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

Notice that the word is pros-tate, although you will ...

... for prostate cancer can be done with: ▪ Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) blood
testDigital Rectal Exam (DRE) Slide 13 Screening tests most often ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@editorial/documents/document/acspc-044015.pdf

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=

This is a summary of what we'll be talking about today. Notice ...

... Digital rectal exam (DRE) • The prostate gland is found just in ... gland, which
can be felt during a rectal exam. ... methods: Neither the PSA test nor the ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@editorial/documents/document/acspc-044016.pdf

Does A Prostate Screening Exam Belong On TV?

... demonstrate that PSA tests and digital rectal examinations (DRE ... a man getting
a prostate exam on national ... Is his examination going to be preceded ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/post/2008/09/04/does-a-prostate-screening-exam-belong-on-tv.aspx