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Medical announcement reveals: Almost everything you've been told about prostate cancer is wrong

(NaturalNews) Men, especially after the age of 50, have long been told they need to be screened regularly for the dreaded disease of prostate cancer with a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. The reason? Because if caught early, this common cancer can be treated before it supposedly kills. Sound familiar? If you think these are the facts about prostate cancer, it's time to learn the real truth.

None other than a large mainstream medical group, the American College of Physicians (ACP), has just released a statement changing recommendations for prostate cancer screening. And while the official statement emphasizes that the ACP is saying patients need to be better informed and work with doctors to decide on screening, let's take a look at the far more important facts revealed in the announcement.

Why is the ACP saying men between the ages of 50 and 69 should discuss PSA tests before submitting to them? Because there are a myriad of problems with the expensive and fear-producing tests. As the ACP media statement says, the PSA test has "limited benefits and substantial harms."

Harm outweighs benefits

"Only men between the ages of 50 and 69 who express a clear preference for screening should have the PSA test. For most of these men, the harms will outweigh the benefits," said ACP president David L. Bronson, MD, in a media statement.

How specific is the PSA when it comes to revealing cancer? Not very.

The "Screening for Prostate Cancer: A Guidance Statement from the American College of Physicians" paper just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, reveals serious problems with the PSA test. For example, PSA test results may be low when there is cancer. But, far more commonly, PSA results may be high because of an enlarged prostate but not because of any life threatening malignancy.

In fact, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), it is common for the prostate gland to become enlarged as a man ages, a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or benign prostatic hypertrophy. So what is essentially a common change in the body that goes along with aging in many men can set off alarm bells when it causes PSA levels to rise, sending men for more testing and potentially unneeded -- but harmful -- treatment.

Most prostate cancers are not serious, never kill

Following an elevated PSA test, a prostate biopsy is often ordered and it's not the simple, risk-free procedure many people assume it to be. The new guideline statement says this: "The biopsy involves multiple needles being inserted into the prostate under local anesthesia, and there is a small risk of infection or significant bleeding as well as risk of hospitalization."

But isn't it worth the risk if cancer is discovered? In the majority of cases, no. According to Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, Director of Clinical Policy for the ACP, only a small number of prostate cancers are serious and can cause death.

"The vast majority of prostate cancers are slow-growing and do not cause death. It is important to balance the small benefits from screening with harms such as the possibility of incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and other side effects that result from certain forms of aggressive treatment," Dr. Qaseem said in a media statement.

Specifically, if cancer is diagnosed (no matter how unlikely the cancer is to ever cause death), it will often be treated with surgery or radiation. The ACP statement points out these treatments include a risk of death with surgery, loss of sexual function (approximately 37 percent higher risk), and loss of control of urination (approximately 11 percent higher risk) compared to no surgery.

The new ACP guidelines recommends against PSA testing at all in average-risk men younger than 50, in men older than 69, or in men who have a life expectancy of less than 10 to 15 years because the harms of prostate cancer screening outweigh the benefits.

As NaturalNews has previously reported, there is another possible downside to prostate cancer treatments scientists are studying. According to findings by Chawnshang Chang, PhD, director of the George Whipple Laboratory for Cancer Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center, a common form of hormone therapy for prostate cancer may actually spur cancer cells to grow and spread.

Sources for this article include:

[link to www.acponline.org]

[link to kidney.niddk.nih.gov]

[link to www.naturalnews.com]

[link to www.naturalnews.com]

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or prostate ..
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It is hard to take it seriously from a technical standpoint when you can't spell Prostate.
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My dad got diagnosed lastyear, had it removed few months ago. He now has to wear diapers because he's leaky and will never have an errection again, turns a man into a wuss, sadly.. very degrading and sad disease.
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It is hard to take it seriously from a technical standpoint when you can't spell Prostate.
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all this is is a cost cutting exercise

the vast majority of us get this cancer, 70% of 60 year olds. so getting screened for it means there is a very good chance you'll be diagnosed with cancer

"The vast majority of prostate cancers are slow-growing and do not cause death. It is important to balance the small benefits from screening with harms such as the possibility of incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and other side effects that result from certain forms of aggressive treatment," Dr. Qaseem said in a media statement.

they want us to just put up with it, basically, and if you are one of the small minority who get fast growing and spreading cancer of the prostate, TOUGH!

this is what they're REALLY saying.
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Huh. I just watched my FIL dwindle down to skin and bones. It ain't the prostate cancer that get you... it is the metastized cancer to the lungs, bone and brain that get you.

He finally died last month. What a slow, horrible death.

The good thing was that his doctors gave him so much estrogen that his testosterone was down to almost nothing. Turned a major asshole into a pretty decent guy. Gave me a whole new perspective on the effects of testosterone.
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My uncle has this cancer and has been taking radiation and hormone therapy. I am praying he has a good outcome. I love him dearly.
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Medical announcement reveals: Almost everything you've been told about prostate cancer is wrong

(NaturalNews) Men, especially after the age of 50, have long been told they need to be screened regularly for the dreaded disease of prostate cancer with a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. The reason? Because if caught early, this common cancer can be treated before it supposedly kills. Sound familiar? If you think these are the facts about prostate cancer, it's time to learn the real truth.

None other than a large mainstream medical group, the American College of Physicians (ACP), has just released a statement changing recommendations for prostate cancer screening. And while the official statement emphasizes that the ACP is saying patients need to be better informed and work with doctors to decide on screening, let's take a look at the far more important facts revealed in the announcement.

Why is the ACP saying men between the ages of 50 and 69 should discuss PSA tests before submitting to them? Because there are a myriad of problems with the expensive and fear-producing tests. As the ACP media statement says, the PSA test has "limited benefits and substantial harms."

Harm outweighs benefits

"Only men between the ages of 50 and 69 who express a clear preference for screening should have the PSA test. For most of these men, the harms will outweigh the benefits," said ACP president David L. Bronson, MD, in a media statement.

How specific is the PSA when it comes to revealing cancer? Not very.

The "Screening for Prostate Cancer: A Guidance Statement from the American College of Physicians" paper just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, reveals serious problems with the PSA test. For example, PSA test results may be low when there is cancer. But, far more commonly, PSA results may be high because of an enlarged prostate but not because of any life threatening malignancy.

In fact, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), it is common for the prostate gland to become enlarged as a man ages, a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or benign prostatic hypertrophy. So what is essentially a common change in the body that goes along with aging in many men can set off alarm bells when it causes PSA levels to rise, sending men for more testing and potentially unneeded -- but harmful -- treatment.

Most prostate cancers are not serious, never kill

Following an elevated PSA test, a prostate biopsy is often ordered and it's not the simple, risk-free procedure many people assume it to be. The new guideline statement says this: "The biopsy involves multiple needles being inserted into the prostate under local anesthesia, and there is a small risk of infection or significant bleeding as well as risk of hospitalization."

But isn't it worth the risk if cancer is discovered? In the majority of cases, no. According to Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, Director of Clinical Policy for the ACP, only a small number of prostate cancers are serious and can cause death.

"The vast majority of prostate cancers are slow-growing and do not cause death. It is important to balance the small benefits from screening with harms such as the possibility of incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and other side effects that result from certain forms of aggressive treatment," Dr. Qaseem said in a media statement.

Specifically, if cancer is diagnosed (no matter how unlikely the cancer is to ever cause death), it will often be treated with surgery or radiation. The ACP statement points out these treatments include a risk of death with surgery, loss of sexual function (approximately 37 percent higher risk), and loss of control of urination (approximately 11 percent higher risk) compared to no surgery.

The new ACP guidelines recommends against PSA testing at all in average-risk men younger than 50, in men older than 69, or in men who have a life expectancy of less than 10 to 15 years because the harms of prostate cancer screening outweigh the benefits.

As NaturalNews has previously reported, there is another possible downside to prostate cancer treatments scientists are studying. According to findings by Chawnshang Chang, PhD, director of the George Whipple Laboratory for Cancer Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center, a common form of hormone therapy for prostate cancer may actually spur cancer cells to grow and spread.

Sources for this article include:

[link to www.acponline.org]

[link to kidney.niddk.nih.gov]

[link to www.naturalnews.com]

[link to www.naturalnews.com]
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...Classic Illuminati emasculation technique...
- Have a proportion of the population bend over so some Jooish Cunt can stick his finger up your arse, and when he decides that you are no good for "ILUMINATION" - just a dumbass sacrifice, you can have a biopsy where they shoot poo-filled needles many times into your prostate...
- Recipe for sheeple cancer/disaster???
I wonder...
Nearly as good as the Docs saying abortion is a good thing for the health of the mother...
Classic mis-direction....
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This one of the old way the mob pulls somebody out.
No need fo a hitman, the doctors play along.
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I actually spoke to a consultant in old age the other day, the cosnt remarked...test any man over 50 and he will likeley test positive for this...most men never realise they even have it and it doesnt cause any problems!

take that for what it is, I wont be rushing to get tested
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My dad got diagnosed lastyear, had it removed few months ago. He now has to wear diapers because he's leaky and will never have an errection again, turns a man into a wuss, sadly.. very degrading and sad disease.
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Sorry for your dad's results:
My story...
Age 53:Slight bump in PSA level led to a biopsy(no other symptoms or enlargement noted): definitive cancer("gleason 6&7") found in most biopsy cores. had a date with a da'vinci robotic surgery machine (prostatectomy).Cancer was contained in the gland.Statistically I had a 10-16 year life expectancy before surgery...Afterwards urinary continence was fine 60 days out...

PSA Saved me.
It's nothing to fool around with.Get checked, it's embarrassing; but painless( even the biopsy)

Hope I'm not "sharing too much" with you folks..
YMMMV
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I have had three biopsies over 8 years....nothing yet...the first one was very bloody and painful...felt like I was raped...the second one was okay...the third one was painful...





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