as a follow up to the Buffet article here's a comment that was made back in 2012 that perfectly sums up my beliefs on PSA testing, which I believe should be performed annually beginning at age 40,
Pretty much everything expressed in this article is a matter of opinion and up for debate.
So, it befuddles me that a medical professional would be telling people NOT to have a test (such as PSA) that carries no risk.
The problem is NOT with the test — it is with what other physicians do with the results. If Buffet was informed of all his options and the consequences and/or benefits associated with each — HE was making an informed choice. HIS choice.
The choice should not lie with a physician. It is Buffet’s prostate not the physician’s. It is Buffet’s choice.
True, when somebody else is paying a test, it can be argued that the cost of the test outweigh any likely benefits from the test. But, Buffet could afford to pay for a PSA test for pretty much evey man in the country — so that was not a factor in this case.<<
age - 63
12/09 - PSA 6.8
G7 - 3+4 - all 12 cores pos
HT, BT, IGRT
6/18 - 8-year post treatment PSA .1!
PSAs .2, .3, .2, .3, .2, .1, .2, .2, .1, .1, .1, .1, .1/instagram.com/edraderphotography/