‘No place for digital rectal exams’ in general practice

GPs are being actively discouraged from conducting digital rectal examinations (DREs) of asymptomatic men in the new NHMRC-approved prostate cancer testing guidelines, but some are not happy.

The new advice has moved some GPs to recall their training adage: “If you don’t put your finger in it, you’ll put your foot in it.”

One doctor noted he had

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