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DRE and Prostate Cancer

DRE and Prostate Cancer

Friday 27th March 2020 A digital rectal examination (DRE) is a useful screening tool, which can be used in conjunction with a PSA test, to help determine if a patient should be referred on a prostate cancer pathway. Prostate cancers may not necessarily secrete PSA;...

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Cancer Keys: False negative chest X-rays

Cancer Keys: False negative chest X-rays

False negative chest X-rays The main investigation for suspected lung cancer in primary care is a chest X-ray. However, reports show that some patients with normal chest X-rays still transpire to have lung cancer. Potential pitfall Although most large lung cancers can...

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Cancer Keys: Sudden onset diabetes

Cancer Keys: Sudden onset diabetes

Sudden onset diabetes Symptoms of pancreatic cancer can often be vague; however sudden onset diabetes can be a potential indicator of the disease. Potential pitfall Diabetes, especially Type 2, is common among the general population. However, consideration should be...

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Cancer Keys: Rectal Bleeding

Cancer Keys: Rectal Bleeding

Rectal Bleeding Rectal bleeding is a key symptom of colorectal cancer, but there are also a lot of benign causes. What can help you to assess the significance? Potential pitfall Patients and GPs might be falsely reassured by the fact that rectal bleeding has stopped....

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