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Ignorance is Not Bliss: PSA Test Saves Men's Lives from Prostate Cancer
Date:10/11/2011

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This week we await the official no-PSA recommendation from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), but the backlash is well underway. Based on concerns that further testing and even treatment may cause more harm than good, the panel of primary care physicians plans to advise all healthy men to avoid annual PSA screenings for prostate cancer.

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In press and public outcry, it's plain to see that both sides of the fence are well populated in this debate. One of the primary arguments against screening is the test's inability to distinguish between very common, benign prostate cancer and more serious, advanced prostate cancer. Further, there is substantial belief that prostate cancer is an inevitable disease for men, that by the time men are in their sixties 70% may already have it. The task force believes that for most, prostate cancer is so small and meaningless that they should let the sleeping giant lie.

But if you ask those men with cancer they may disagree, those who know they have it and those who don't know. "In just the past few days I've met with many men who are concerned about the panel's call," says Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "If insurance companies start listening, these men fear they'll lose their right to testing and they'll spend their lives worrying and wondering."

Though insurance companies and Medicare are not required to act on recommendations from the Department of Health
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