That was the study my Numbnuts
doc quoted when he didn't check the G** D**m PSA box for the blood work for my "complete" physical at age 52! (My cholesterol and sugar was OK in case you were wondering.)
There is more to PC than just life. Try wearing pee pads for years over your stumpy wet noodle.
Had my "doc" checked my PSA 3 years earlier then maybe, we would have discovered my PCa before my PSA was 17.8!
People miss this big caveat in the study:
"However," added Sandblom, "the study was initiated more than 20 years ago, when PSA [prostate specific antigen testing] was not available and the treatment of localized prostate cancer was not as effective as it is today. I would thus not categorically advise against PSA testing based on an individual decision from a man who feels concern about
prostate cancer."Can anyone here name a male doctor on the planet who doesn't have his own PSA checked at age 50? I DON'T THINK SO.
By the way, my doc now checks the PSA box. I know because I secretly sent a 50 year old coworker to him for a physical. He would have had crushed nuts if he hadn't.
Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 4/10/2011 12:55:22 PM (GMT-6)