That’s Correct. PSA results are without merit in testing for prostate cancer.
However, from the way we have been commonly educated I have seen men go into an absolute panic about them!
And, PSA results are really meaningless.
Oh no! You must be crazy William! You’re not a doctor so what do you really know?
Well, don’t take just my word, let’s take a look at what the some of the most prominent men in this field have to say:
Richard J. Ablin
This is what Richard J. Ablin (the researcher who discovered this specific antigen in 1970) has to say about PSA results:
"...the test is hardly more effective than a coin toss.
As I’ve been trying to make clear for many years now,
P.S.A. testing can’t detect prostate cancer
and, more important,
it can’t distinguish between the two types of prostate cancer —
the one that will kill you
and the one that won’t."
"I never dreamed that my discovery four decades ago would lead to such a profit-driven public health disaster.
The medical community must confront reality and stop the inappropriate use of P.S.A. screening.
Doing so would save billions of dollars and rescue millions of men from unnecessary, debilitating treatments."
If you score high PSA results, the very next thing you’re going to be asked to do is a dangerous prostatic biopsy.
A biopsy of this type is one of the most dangerous
and stupid, yes stupid, things a man can do if he
suspects prostate cancer.
Because this type of biopsy, also called a needle biopsy, is done with just that. A needle.
The needle is randomly poked into your gland (thorough the wall of your rectum) multiple times and samples are taken.
Here are the problems:
First: the bacteria from the feces in your rectum can be on that needle and may cause you a severe, and I mean severe, prostatic infection.
Second: and more important, if you actually do have this cancer, every poke of the needle opens up your gland so that the cancer cells can migrate.
Third: if cancer cells are on the needle, some are free to fall off the needle to enter your bloodstream and spread throughout your body.
Talk about going from bad to worse!
Now here’s the real kicker:
"PSA is not specific to the prostate gland as was once believed."
This supposedly "specific" antigen is also found in many other types of cells.
You can find this "specific" antigen in the cells of lung cancer, myeloid leukemia, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and sometimes even in normal blood cells.
Yes, even in NORMAL blood cells!
Yes, normal blood cells.
OK. On top of that here’s some more interesting news for you:
Only 1 out of 4 cases that has this dangerous needle biopsy detected a cancer that existed! That is from Dr. James Eastham (MD, FACS, of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center).
The National Cancer Institute and The US Preventative Services Task Force are opposed to routine testing for PSA results. They believe the risks of follow-up tests, Specifically the needle biopsy, and the actual treatment side effects may outweigh the possible benefits.
Now that’s right from the National Cancer institute!
Dr. Eastham himself, goes on to state:
"If prostate cancer does exist,
more often than not,
it is not detected with a PSA level test anyway."
So, is there any point in getting these tests?
And, what's the point of being concerned with any results you may already have gotten from them?
Now let’s look at what The New England Journal of Medicine has to say:
"(the) PSA level test has been found to miss 82 percent of tumors in men under 60, and 65 percent of cancers in older men".
????????? Why use these tests?????
When it comes to the uselessness of PSA results do we need more medical opinion than this?
Do you still think the outcome of this testing is something that should effect your entire mental and emotional state?
Do you still think PSA results should determine your actions here?
Do you still think you need, want or even care about PSA results anymore?
Here’s a far superior test for this disease that has none of the possible adverse side effects of a dangerous needle biopsy: Prostate Ultrasound Imaging
Many studies have been done concerning what PSA results have to offer.
Here are the results from the American Study:
ref: The effect of screening with PSA testing: The New England Journal of Medicine. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa0810696
The results from the American study on PSA shows that over a 7 to 10 year period, PSA screening did not reduce the death rate in men 55 and over.
And, here is what we have from the Europen study:
ref: The European PSA test study: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/ NEJMoa0810084
The European Study showed a small decline in death rates, but also found that 48 men would need to be treated to save one life.
And this is not new information. We’re going back to 2009 here.
I have seen nothing in the years following to say this information was a mistake.
So, here’s what you need to know:
Is this disease at epidemic proportions?
Should you take it seriously?
What are the primary causes?
- Internal toxic overload caused by a toxic environment, poor food quality, poor quality water, emotional and other stress that overload the blood stream with toxic material.
- Poor living habits.
- Lack of exercise.
- Too much sitting (restricts blood flow to our gland.)
The number one thing to keep in mind is this: If toxemia is the major cause of these cancers, wouldn’t it just make sense that if you keep your gland and colon clean, you greatly reduce your chance of getting these cancers?
So, what’s the best way to keep it clean?
Healthy food choices, lots of clean water, regular exercise and fresh air, and good blood circulation (which you can enhance dramatically, and most effectively, with regular correct massage techniques.)
It is the number one cause of cancer death in men.
It is no joke.
But, when thinking about it, keep this foremost in your mind: this degenerative disease is primarily caused by internal toxicity.
Keeping clean and healthy internally will do you far more good for you than any unreliable PSA results ever will.
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