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.
Author: Jonathan Meddings
First answered: 07 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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