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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Definition of Palpable

CancerWeb defines palpable as "perceptible to touch". That would include feeling nodules or havnig a general feeling of hardness (also referred to as induration). Note that a local non-palpable prostate tumor on a Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) would would be categorized as stage T1 whereas a local palpable tumour on a DRE would be categorized as stage T2.

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