Rectal examination in the detection of prostatic cancer.

  • Darryl de Klerk
  • Published 1988 in
    South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse…


Since the aetiology of prostatic cancer is unknown, and therapy for metastatic disease non-curative, a decrease in the mortality rate from this condition can only be achieved by early diagnosis and effective treatment of the primary tumour. For diagnosis of localised cancer no practical alternative exists to rectal palpation. Of 629 cases of prostatic… (More)


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@article{Klerk1988RectalEI, title={Rectal examination in the detection of prostatic cancer.}, author={Darryl de Klerk}, journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde}, year={1988}, volume={73 3}, pages={157-8} }