PSA not so “useless” after all

There’s been a lot of bad press lately about the PSA screening test for prostate cancer.  Maybe you caught my message awhile back, when I came out pro-PSA amid all the naysayers. (“The real problem with the PSA,” 5/24/12).

Well, it turns out I’m not the only one who sees the value in this so-called “useless” test.

According to a new study published in the prestigious journal Cancer, routine PSA screening helps 17,000 men each year learn about their prostate cancer before it gets to the very serious “metastatic” stage.

In the metastatic stage, the cancer can quickly spread to the bone and other parts of the body. And it’s generally fatal within two years–or less.

But catching prostate cancer early with the PSA test gives you plenty of time to do something about it. And I don’t mean the “cut, poison, burn” tactics mainstream urologists and oncologists recommend.

There are so many things you can do to strengthen your immune system, and your prostate health–and to keep both functioning optimally. And there are many, many ways to combat cancer naturally. In fact, I’ll go over this topic in more detail in the October issue of my Logical Health Alternatives newsletter.

The PSA test gives you invaluable knowledge about your health. And knowledge is power.

“Prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer and the risk of overt metastatic disease at presentation,” Cancer 2012; July 30 (epub ahead of print)