Identifying Prostate Cancer PT. 1

How To Identify Prostate CancerRecent government estimates state that one-in-seven United States males will develop prostate cancer somewhere along their lifetime. Currently, nearly three million American men currently have prostate cancer.

Is PSA Testing a Good Indicator of Risk for Prostate Cancer?

Getting your PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels tested routinely is what the medical system says is the absolute best way to notice and treat prostate cancer early before it spreads and becomes more resistant while still having minimal intervention. High PSA levels suggest prostate cancer has entered the body, as the public has been told for many years. Basically, 100% of all men who have high a PSA level undergo a biopsy and then treatment…

There’s just one slight problem, a biopsy or the“removal” of prostate tumor can cause a cancer cells that were previously dormant to instead spread all throughout the rest of the body. The PSA test is known as the “gold standard” for detecting prostate cancer. But this might not be true… Does high PSA really equal prostate cancer? This is an important question, because a high PSA leads most men straight to biopsies, then to “the knife,” and then straight to incontinence and impotence. Of course, let’s not forget that these procedures will guarantee billions of dollars for your doctor and the medical industrial complex.

PSA TestingPSA TestingDr. Thomas Stamey of Stanford University was one of the original boosters of the PSA test. At a 2004 conference, he stated, “PSA no longer has a relationship to prostate cancer. The PSA test is not relevant any more. You might as well biopsy a man because he has blue eyes.” In fact, the PSA test has been such a dismal failure in detecting prostate cancer, its inventor (Richard J. Ablin) has been speaking out against his own discovery for more than a decade! Most recently, in a March 2010 edition of The New York Times, Ablin wrote, “The [PSA] test is hardly more effective than a coin toss. As I’ve been trying to make clear for many years now, PSA testing can’t detect prostate cancer…The test’s popularity has led to a hugely expensive public health disaster.”

On a side note, a large body of evidence demonstrates that PSA is not a “prostate-specific” antigen at all.  As a matter of fact, PSA has been shown to be expressed in many forms of female tissues. The breast is a major female organ able to produce PSA.

Continued Tomorrow…