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New study once again casts doubt on PSA screening

April 06, 2018
  • By: Charlie Schmidt, Editor, Harvard Medical School Annual Report on Prostate Diseases


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Chuck Till
April 10, 2018

Age 51, asymptomatic with unremarkable DRE. First PSA of my life during a routine physical was 13. Doubled to 25 by the time I had surgery 3 months later. EPE noted during prostatectomy. All physicians on my case say it’s a virtual certainty I would have progressed to death within 10 years. With all respect, Dr Barry and the USPTF are full of it. Don’t tell me PSA screening doesn’t save lives. It saved mine.

April 08, 2018

We should also consider the negative predictive value of PSA screening.

Perhaps the millions of men who have a better quality of life because they are re-assured after a normal PSA test may outweigh the rare damage caused by the over-treatment of a few.

Have the researchers though of this?

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