Prostate Biopsies and Surgeries Seen to Fall in US After PSA Screening Found Wanting

Prostate Biopsies and Surgeries Seen to Fall in US After PSA Screening Found Wanting
The number of prostate biopsies and surgeries (radical prostatectomy, or RP) prescribed by doctors to diagnose and treat prostate cancer has dropped significantly since 2012, when a U.S. task force recommended against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for this cancer, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery. The study, “National Trends in Prostate Biopsy and Radical Prostatectomy

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2 comments

  1. The war against PSA is a disgrace. The “Age Weighted” interpretation of the PSA is also an insult to older men. I lost my father to prostate cancer and my brother recovered from Prostate cancer because of the PSA early detection. I have studied this subject for 15 years and find that many Doctors simply do not understand how to use the PSA or ask their patients to come for a second test to establish “doubling time” issues. In addition most Doctors are simply not aware of all the new treatment options other than surgery, radiation and chemo therapy.

    • Tim Bossie says:

      We are sorry for the loss of your father to this cancer. Men, especially doctors, should not discount PSA readings. True, they might not point to cancer, but should you really take a chance? Thank you for the comment and we hope that your brother is still doing well.

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