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How is prostate cancer diagnosed?

Ultimately, prostate cancer is diagnosed by a pathologist examining a biopsy (tissue sample) of the prostate. Before this, your doctor may have identified a problem when performing a digital rectal examination. This involves your doctor putting a gloved finger in your anus to feel for a hardened or enlarged prostate.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 17 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Testicular cancer

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