[Early detection and follow-up of prostatic carcinoma. Responsibilities of the general practitioner].

@article{Keuler2002EarlyDA,
  title={[Early detection and follow-up of prostatic carcinoma. Responsibilities of the general practitioner].},
  author={Franz U Keuler and Jens E. Altwein},
  journal={MMW Fortschritte der Medizin},
  year={2002},
  volume={144 1-2},
  pages={32-6, 38}
}
Apart from digital rectal examination, the determination of prostate specific antigen is essential for the early detection of cancer of the prostate. The combination of these two examinations significantly improves screening efficacy. With the aid of a well-tested algorithm, the family doctor can establish the need for a urological investigation, and thus help to ensure early, curative treatment. Preventive measures can be rendered more effective by providing individual advice on such matters… CONTINUE READING