Rectal exams probably aren't at the top of anyone's list, but a valley hospital takes them very seriously.
Augusta Health hosted its annual free prostate exam Wednesday night in Fishersville. More than 60 men signed up, but they had room to screen 100. Doctors say it's as much about raising awareness as it is testing for cancer.
Radiation oncologist Dr. Robert Kyler said, "Prostate cancer is the most common cancer amongst men in this country and so it's very prevalent, and it is a cancer that can be picked up early before symptoms develop.
Doctors say most men should start getting the exam yearly at age 50. They say men with a family history and African-American men who are at a higher risk should be screened earlier.