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Testing the PSA test

Just how inaccurate is a PSA test? Believe it or not, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study about “normal” PSA readings where they biopsied some 3,000 men with normal PSA scores and no other indications of trouble … Continue reading

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A kick in the ole prostate

The main problem with using a PSA test for prostate cancer screening is that they often result in over-diagnosis and over-treatment of benign cancers or treating inflammation in the prostate like is cancer. The over-diagnosed prostate cancer victim is quickly … Continue reading

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Real Health Talk News and Views broadcast 10/03/13

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PSA test? Never!

The American Urological Association (AUA) has back-pedaled on its position for PSA testing going from ALL to NONE. Until recently, the AUA recommended an annual PSA test for all men over 40, but now they are recommending none at all … Continue reading

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Killing mice and men

You can kill mice with hand grenades… There is still a big push to get more men on the dangerous prostate med, Avodart, by claiming it can reduce harmless cancers by 23 percent. While this med may actually reduce the … Continue reading

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