Time to Abandon DRE Exam

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 The dreaded finger exam to check for prostate cancer used to be a mainstay of check-ups for older men. But new research puts the value of the test in question. “The evidence suggests that in most cases, it is time to abandon the digital rectal exam,” according to Ryan Terlecki, M.D., a Wake Forest Baptist urologist who recently published an article on the topic in Current Medical Research and Opinion. “Our findings will likely be welcomed by patients and doctors alike.” 

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