The Prostate and the Digital Rectal Exam

“The DRE gives a whole new meaning to the term, ‘the doctor is in.’” Gogs shares what a digital rectal exam was like, and what the exam can mean for prostate cancer.

In this article, I share my thoughts on the digital rectal exam and what I learned about the prostate. My tumour was out of reach of the DRE, even though it was almost the size of two golf balls! Therefore, I’m grateful my doctor recommended regular PSA testing even though I had a smooth prostate.

To read the article, please visit The Prostate and the Digital Rectal Exam.

A PDF copy is also available: The Digital Rectal Exam and How It’s Used for Prostate Cancer.

I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my prostate cancer diagnosis and lessons learned. You can read all my article posts under Articles.

I’m proud to be a content contributor for Health Union. You can read all my published articles on under Gogs’ Articles and my guest post in the Community Spotlight.

If you’re newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and live in Canada 🇨🇦 please request a free Reef Knot Kit from Prostate Cancer Foundation Canada. Each kit contains a copy of my book, Prostate Cancer Strikes: Navigating the Storm. For more details, please read the Announcement in my local paper.

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