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Can a general physician examine a patient for prostate cancer by performing finger insertion?

3 Doctors Answered
Yes he can do a rectal examination.
Yes .But finger examination only is not sufficient to detect Prostate Cancer. Other investigation like, MRI,Blood PSA report, TRUS biopsy, are also required depending upon the findings and clinical impression.
Yes.
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