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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Examen digital del recto

Digital rectal examination (DIH-jih-tul REK-tul eg-ZA-mih-NAY-shun)
An examination in which a doctor inserts a lubricated, gloved finger into the rectum to feel for abnormalities. Also called DRE.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.