NewScientist just published an article stating
“Pathologist Richard Ablin discovered the PSA antigen 40 years ago. He says it should never have been used as a cancer screening tool for all men“
The NewScientist article is ‘Prostate cancer test has been misused for money”
Richard Ablin’s book is “The Great Prostate Hoax: How big medicine hijacked the PSA test and caused a public health disaster”
Ablin says there are some very limited circumstances when the PSA test could be useful; such as after surgery for an actual prostate tumor.
However, in general the PSA test causes more harm than good !
“Every year, more than a million men undergo painful needle biopsies for prostate cancer, and upward of 100,000 have radical prostatectomies, resulting in incontinence and impotence. But the shocking fact is that most of these men would never have died from this common form of cancer, which frequently grows so slowly that it never even leaves the prostate. How did we get to a point where so many unnecessary tests and surgeries are being done?”
“In The Great Prostate Hoax, Richard J. Ablin exposes how a discovery he made in 1970, the prostate-specific antigen (PSA), was co-opted by the pharmaceutical industry into a multibillion-dollar business. He shows how his discovery of PSA was never meant to be used for screening prostate cancer, and yet nonetheless the test was patented and eventually approved by the FDA in 1994. Now, doctors and victims are beginning to speak out about the harm of the test, and beginning to search for a true prostate cancer-specific marker.”
If you buy the book, I urge you NOT buy it through Amazon since Amazon is now eagerly collaborating with the spooky NSA.