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The term "hard prostate" indicates a firmness of the prostate, which may indicate prostate cancer.
A normal prostate has a smooth, soft texture. Cancers in the prostate will make nodules, or “hard” areas, on the prostate’s surface. Your doctor may feel them during a rectal exam.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Dr Arthur Crowley, MD, Urology, answeredOn digital rectal examination (DRE), the normal prostate feels firm (similar to the tip of the nose). A “hard prostate” (like a rock), may indicate the presence of cancer. In addition to the DRE, a blood test called PSA (prostate-specific antigen) can help diagnose prostate cancer at an earlier stage. If the DRE or PSA test is suspicious, a prostate biopsy is usually recommended.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.