May 21st, 2012, 10:01 PM #1
Health experts: Routine PSA tests for prostate cancer not good for health
Health experts: Routine PSA tests for prostate cancer not good for health - CBS News
Most men told to skip PSA test | StarTribune.com
The problem is that in contrast to the small benefits, a significant number of men will be harmed by the test and treatments that follow prostate cancer screening," he said to CBS News.
The task force said:
The PSA is unreliable, giving a falsely positive result 80 percent of the time.
Prostate cancer is typically diagnosed in older men, and the disease usually progresses so slowly they die of something else.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE9TN...eature=related
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May 22nd, 2012, 04:48 AM #2The PSA is unreliable, giving a falsely positive result 80 percent of the time.
These reports that were released are going over like a lead balloon at the prostate cancer support group I belong too
If PC is the second most deadly cancer (after lung cancer) that men face - do you really want to roll the dice?Imagine a world where dogs took bad owners to the pound...
May 22nd, 2012, 10:32 AM #3
I think it has to do with Obamacare. They see a death within 5 or 10 years after age 65 as "natural", and have a financial motivation to treat it as an aspect of "aging".
I mentioned it to my urologist and he said while they are working on better diagnostics, the first PSA that indicates a biopsy is necessary is the most important.
After that, it's pretty hit and miss. But there will be more deaths due to fewer biopsies.Obama: The rich have the Federal Reserve and the poor have Harry Reid... LOL. Life really is unfair!
May 22nd, 2012, 04:26 PM #4
Part of the deal is that "PC" grows so slow... It can start growing for 10 to 20 years before it even affects the PSA numbers.Imagine a world where dogs took bad owners to the pound...
May 22nd, 2012, 05:57 PM #5
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