I agree with Casey on this.
I also think there is some truth to the Time assertion that some of the testing is trolling for customers. I know a urology practice in Florida that not only provides free PSA screening but has "Free DRE" days as well. I may be a skeptic but I don't think they are doing the DRE's only because they like to have their heads up butts or because they are totally altruistic...I know they have millions of $ in new da vinci equipment as well as new radiation equipment to pay for...think "URORAD" from a recent thread.
Age 62 (64 now), G 3 + 4 = 7, T1C, PSA 4.2, 2/16 cancerous, 27cc. Brachytherapy 12/9/08. 73 Iodine-125 seeds. Procedure went great, catheter out before I went home, only minor discomfort. Everything continues to function normally as of 12/8/10. PSA: 6 mo 1.4, 1 yr. 1.0, 2 yr. .8. My docs are "delighted"! My journey: