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Digital rectal examination for prostate cancer by GPs 'unnecessary', finds study

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So the take home message is that symptoms trump everything. If someone is highly symptomatic that’s grounds for a referral regardless of DRE and PSA. It does have implications on referral rates. I agree to suggest DRE is a pointless examination is missing it’s other uses, as detailed above. I’d love to find a reason not to perform this examination but I don’t this this reasearch paper is that reason.

Posted date

12 Jun 2018

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1:24pm

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