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Prostate Cancer Screenings Essentially Useless

 
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(NaturalNews) Regular prostate cancer screening has no effect on the risk of death from the disease, according to a large-scale, long-term study conducted by researchers from the National Cancer Institute and published online in the New England Journal of Medicine.

"There was little or no scientific evidence that it saved lives," said Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society.

The prostate specific antigen (PSA) test, which measures blood levels of a protein produced by the prostate gland, has been controversial as a cancer screening test since it first became popular in the 1990s. At the time, Brawley was one of many scientists who raised concern over the usefulness of the test.

"I can say firsthand that some American screening advocates were vicious in their attacks on those who dared question prostate cancer screening," Brawley said. Some lay and physician advocates had a religious-like fervor for screening."

In the current study, part of the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial, researchers looked at rates of prostate cancer and prostate cancer death among 76,693 men, half of whom were assigned to undergo PSA screening once per year. The other participants were assigned to continue with regular health care practices and not advised regarding prostate screening. The participants were then followed for seven to 10 years each.

The current results are considered preliminary and the study is still ongoing. By its conclusion, all participants will have been followed for 13 years each.

In the preliminary analysis, the overall rate of prostate cancer death among participants "was very low and did not differ significantly between the two study groups," the researchers wrote. An independent review committee has endorsed the findings and recommended their publication.

Because most prostate cancers are slow growing, many men may die of other causes without ever experiencing symptoms from an active cancer. Neither the PSA test nor a biopsy, however, is able to determine whether a cancer is slow-growing or aggressive.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended against prostate cancer screening in men above the age of 74.

Sources for this story include: www.cnn.com.

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All cancer tests are useless. The only benefit to testing is for the pharmaceutical and cancer industries, so they can begin charging you for costly treatments before it's too late.

Please read the following from health guru Alan Graham:

Faux "Prevention" & The Cancer Industrial Complex
[link to www.alienview.net]
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Prostate Cancer Screenings Essentially Useless

(NaturalNews) Regular prostate cancer screening has no effect on the risk of death from the disease, according to a large-scale, long-term study conducted by researchers from the National Cancer Institute and published online in the New England Journal of Medicine.

"There was little or no scientific evidence that it saved lives," said Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society.

The prostate specific antigen (PSA) test, which measures blood levels of a protein produced by the prostate gland, has been controversial as a cancer screening test since it first became popular in the 1990s. At the time, Brawley was one of many scientists who raised concern over the usefulness of the test.

"I can say firsthand that some American screening advocates were vicious in their attacks on those who dared question prostate cancer screening," Brawley said. Some lay and physician advocates had a religious-like fervor for screening."

In the current study, part of the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial, researchers looked at rates of prostate cancer and prostate cancer death among 76,693 men, half of whom were assigned to undergo PSA screening once per year. The other participants were assigned to continue with regular health care practices and not advised regarding prostate screening. The participants were then followed for seven to 10 years each.

The current results are considered preliminary and the study is still ongoing. By its conclusion, all participants will have been followed for 13 years each.

In the preliminary analysis, the overall rate of prostate cancer death among participants "was very low and did not differ significantly between the two study groups," the researchers wrote. An independent review committee has endorsed the findings and recommended their publication.

Because most prostate cancers are slow growing, many men may die of other causes without ever experiencing symptoms from an active cancer. Neither the PSA test nor a biopsy, however, is able to determine whether a cancer is slow-growing or aggressive.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended against prostate cancer screening in men above the age of 74.

Sources for this story include: www.cnn.com.

[link to www.naturalnews.com]
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Doctors and the pharmaceutical industry are completely FULL OF SHIT. They were conceived to rip us off and exploit our illnesses for money. They know NOTHING about the body, they are incompetent, dangerous con-men who couldn't cure their way out of a paper bag.
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Eat fresh fruit and vegetables. No trans fat no processed food. You will not get cancer.
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Eat fresh fruit and vegetables. No trans fat no processed food. You will not get cancer.
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Right on target
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I just hope they get away from the whole finger things before I turn 40...not that far away... scared
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Eat fresh fruit and vegetables. No trans fat no processed food. You will not get cancer.


Right on target
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And apparently plenty of masturbation helps prevent prostate cancer, too. (Which is kinda in keeping with GLP LOL) ;-)
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All cancer tests are useless. The only benefit to testing is for the pharmaceutical and cancer industries, so they can begin charging you for costly treatments before it's too late.

Please read the following from health guru Alan Graham:

Faux "Prevention" & The Cancer Industrial Complex
[link to www.alienview.net]
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i can tell u...from personal experience....mammalgrams [breast x-rays] don't work....my wife has breast cancer, the xray never revealed the cancer in her breast...only the calcified part.....
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All cancer tests are useless. The only benefit to testing is for the pharmaceutical and cancer industries, so they can begin charging you for costly treatments before it's too late.

Please read the following from health guru Alan Graham:

Faux "Prevention" & The Cancer Industrial Complex
[link to www.alienview.net]
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Good site, thanks hf
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And apparently plenty of masturbation helps prevent prostate cancer, too.

Don't know about that but deep massage has proved effective.
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All cancer tests are useless. The only benefit to testing is for the pharmaceutical and cancer industries, so they can begin charging you for costly treatments before it's too late.

Please read the following from health guru Alan Graham:

Faux "Prevention" & The Cancer Industrial Complex
[link to www.alienview.net]



Good site, thanks hf
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Quote (sorta) from article ... we believe "Early Detection Prevents Cancer"

But how can early detection of cancer prevent cancer?

Cool site.
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Some aged tomatoes dried have more of compound that heals (they have known that since 1996 and revealed stronger evidence recently again after a pharma cover up).

masturbation doesn't harm prostate thats for control over your bodily parts they say that

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Brother sun, intuition moon. Home at the forest.

Sure every post I have mentions goat blood...How do you think we get plasma tv's?

Organic needs are being assaulted. I'm not amused by this & encourage all to grow heirloom seed for themselves.

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Diabetes curing food list [Forget the FDA - Think for yourself]:
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