Monday, 29 April 2013

Welcome to my lower back...

Saturday, 27 April 2013

PSA testing in men from the age of 40?

An interesting article…questions the case for starting PSA testing in men from the age of 40!


"Nearly Half Of All Deaths From Prostate Cancer Can Be Predicted Before Age 50."

"A new design of screening could improve ratio between benefit and harms of screening."

Monday, 22 April 2013

Importance of PSA testing...

Here is a link to a 9 minute video out today by Dr Myers where he is talking about the PSA test and active surveillance (careful monitoring). He is saying exactly what many of us patients and carers have been saying for years. He talks about it being a 'criminal' act if physicians ignore the PSA test. He talks about timely intervention on those men who are in the high or intermediate risk groups with careful monitoring of all other men. 
Whilst the NHS sits back and does very little we are losing one man every 52 minutes in the UK equivalent of three jumbo jets of men losing their lives every 
month a chilling comparison.