What’s a man to do? Equally important, what’s a doctor to advise when the PSA test is reported elevated? Or should men even be screened for this test? During the last 10 years there’s been considerable flip-lopping about it. Now a large study from the United Kingdom, reported in The Journal of the American Medical Association has new recommendations about PSA testing.
First, this shocking finding. The study showed that men who take the PSA test are just as likely to die of prostate cancer as those who do not have the test! Moreover, some men who do take a PSA are exposed to unnecessary treatment and develop complications that are very annoying.