Well, guys, it looked like the kinder… gentler… and less aggressive approach to prostate cancer didn't last very long.
They SWORE they would be more careful…
They INSISTED the willy-nilly screening of every man would come to an end…
And they PROMISED to stop the over-treatment of the disease… as most prostate cancer cases can be safely IGNORED.
Instead, they sold us a bill of goods!
New numbers show how all that talk-talk-talk of a BETTER approach to prostate cancer is just a pile of HOLLOW words.
They're quietly returning to their old bad habits.
Ya know, the ones that have left guys struggling with the long-term side effects of treatment…
Including incontinence and impotence.
But there's a way to make sure you don't fall for this new hoodwink!
Remember when you could get a "free" PSA test in the weirdest places… like at ballgames and such?
That WASN'T a public service.
That was part of a MASSIVE swindle to scare guys with "elevated" PSA levels… which would lead to a referral to a clinic for painful biopsies…
Often followed by aggressive and sickening treatments… including surgery, radiation, and pharmaceutical castration.
Then, the jig was up: Multiple studies showed all that extensive screening and treatment didn't mean spit on the only measure that truly matters.
It DIDN'T lead to increased survival. And it DIDN'T cut the death rate due to prostate cancer.
The PSA test was so "over" that even conventional health authorities TURNED AGAINST it for most guys in most situations.
But conventional medicine is like a jilted lover. They just can't quit you… or, at least, can't quit your prostate.
A new study shows they're slowly and quietly reverting to their old bad habits.
After years of PSA tests dropping, the numbers are back on the rise… increasing by 12.5% within just four years.
They seem to be specifically targeting guys who are MOST CONCERNED about their health… but LEAST LIKELY to benefit from screening and treatment.
Yes, friend, they're going after seniors.
The PSA testing rate has jumped by 16.2% in men between the ages of 70 and 89.
We know where more screenings lead.
They lead to more biopsies, first off… which are NOT harmless.
They're painful (they're sticking a needle up the you-know-what after all). They could lead to infection.
And POKING a harmless tumor could cause cancer cells to pop out and potentially SPREAD… which is how a HARMLESS tumor turns into a DANGEROUS one.
And secondly, more PSAs and more biopsies lead to more treatments – which, as we've already established, does NOT lead to fewer deaths.
I won't say you should never, ever get a PSA test or any other screening.
I will say this…
If you have ZERO symptoms… and your doc is pushing for one anyway… ask why.
Do some homework… and make your own decision based on facts.
And if you get screened… and it turns out you DO have cancer… don't assume treatment is an automatic. Most guys do just fine with the watch-and-wait approach.
When you reach the point where you're ready for treatment… consider some non-invasive approaches, like HIFU (which sounds like a form of martial arts, but isn't).