More reasons to discourage digital rectal exams

Study finds very low evidence for use in primary care
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Results from a large meta-analysis support the RACGP’s view that routine digital rectal examination (DRE) for prostate cancer screening should be avoided.

The research notes a distinct lack of evidence supporting its use in a primary care setting.

The analysis of seven studies included more than 9000 men who underwent both DRE and biopsy.