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How do doctors know you have prostate cancer?

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The two most common screening tests are a digital rectal exam (DRE) and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. During a DRE, your doctor puts a gloved, lubricated finger in your rectum to see if your prostate has any bumps or hard spots.

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 20, 2019

American Cancer Society: "Prostate Cancer."

CDC: “Prostate Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Prostate Cancer.”

FDA: "FDA approves apalutamide for metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 20, 2019

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