February 8, 2012

Why men should avoid
prostate cancer screening

Last week, I showed you how the vast majority of cancer screenings offered today are worthless — and in many cases, dangerous. One of the screening tests I mentioned was the PSA test. Now another report has come out confirming what I said.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the group that told women in their 40s that they don’t need mammograms, has decided that men shouldn’t get prostate cancer screening. In fact, they recommended a “D” rating for the value of the PSA test. That means that there is a moderate or high certainty that the test has no net benefit.

Furthermore, their report adds that PSA testing actually can cause “harms related to subsequent evaluation and treatment.” The problem is that many of the cancers are small and slow- growing. They’ll never pose a risk to the patient. Other cancers might simply self-destruct. And, conventional treatment does more harm than good.

Hallelujah! The pundits have come around, after years of enriching urologists’ pockets with gold from useless and dangerous biopsies.

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As I mentioned before, I have another take on the PSA. I think it’s worthwhile to do one. The PSA can indicate inflammation aside from cancer. Regardless of the result, don’t rush to an urologist to get evaluated for cancer if it is a bit high. Use the information to clean up your diet, detoxify, and supplement with prostate supporting and inflammation reducing nutrients, such as Peenuts.

I broke down several years ago and had a PSA done based on the recommendation of Dr. Ron Wheeler, who designed Peenuts. My PSA came in at a low, low 0.4. I’m sure that was merely a reflection of my diet and lifestyle since I don’t take any supplements at all for prostate.

So don’t shy away from a single PSA. It can be an early warning sign of things to come. And, hopefully, it will encourage you to make positive changes in your life.



Ref: http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/06/health/prostate-screening/index.html.


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