Complete physical examination to rule out cancer. Definition

Medical Definition: Complete physical examination to rule out cancer

Routine medical examination for cancer in persons without obvious signs or symptoms of this disease. The objective of this test is to detect cancer, if present, in its early stages, when chances for cure are greatest. By sex and age of the person, this test may include a digital rectal exam, clinical breast exams, Pap smears, blood tests for prostate specific antigen and skin tests.

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