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digital rectal examination (DRE)

An examination in which a doctor puts a gloved finger into the anus to feel for abnormalities in the anus, rectum or prostate gland.

Prostate cancer

…measure prostate specific antigen (PSA). Digital rectal examination – the specialist inserts a gloved finger into your rectum to feel the back of the prostate. These tests used separately or in combination, only show changes in the prostate. They do…

News: I.T Volunteers helping create a cancer free future

Working tirelessly behind the scenes each day are our wonderful IT volunteers. This talented group are responsible for assisting in all areas of digital development, including the creation and maintenance of the website you’re looking at right now! In the…

News: Alumni News January 2019

…release of an Australian Atlas of Cancer – the interactive digital cancer atlas shows national patterns in cancer incidence and survival rates based on where people live for 20 of the most common cancers in Australia. “It’s hard to see…

News: Video Intervention May Save Most at Risk of Melanoma

…guided men through the self-examination process, enabling them to become familiar with their own skin so they could be alert to any changes. “The self-examination video, which featured Australian cricketer Ian Healey, proved to be a useful prompt for men…

Breast cancer

…check any lumps or other changes found during a physical examination. It can also find changes that are too small to be felt during a physical examination. Ultrasound. MRI scan. Biopsy – a small amount of sample cells or tissue…

News: Australian Cancer Atlas unpacks cancer burden by locality

Australians can now discover the impact of cancer in their suburb or town, with the launch of a new cutting-edge Australian Cancer Atlas. The interactive digital cancer atlas shows national patterns in cancer incidence and survival rates…

Cancer tests

…and your specific symptoms. These tests may include: Physical examination Blood tests Biopsy Bone scan CT scan MRI scan PET scan Ultrasound Physical examination During a physical examination, your GP will take a full medical history, which will include your…

Bowel cancer

Bowel cancer is cancer in any part of the large bowel (colon or rectum). It is sometimes known as colorectal cancer and may be called colon cancer, depending on where it starts. Cancer of the small bowel is very rare…

News: Experts take major step towards maximising benefits and minimising harms from prostate cancer testing

…69, and offer further investigation if the PSA is greater than 3.0 ng/mL. In asymptomatic men interested in undergoing testing for early diagnosis of prostate cancer, digital rectal examination is not recommended as a routine test in the primary care…