With the exception of skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men in the United States. Early detection may result from a blood test called a PSA (prostate-specific antigen), and/or a digital rectal exam. The digital rectal exam checks the rear surface of the prostate gland for any abnormalities. A lump or hardness found during the exam might be a sign of prostate cancer.
Updated by: Marc A. Greenstein, D.O., F.A.C.O.S., Urologist, Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, NJ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
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