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How can I make sense of the psa testing craziness on the news? What am I actually supposed to have done?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: A personal choice
I refused a PSA & got a good physical exam instead.
It does not seem to me that the likely benefit to me (an extremely small chance of saving my life) outweighs the expense and morbidity of a positive result. After twenty years it hasn't reduced the death rate from prostate cancer meaningfully. I hope the money that I saved society by refusing the PSA test gets a pair of eyeglasses for a poor kid.

In brief: A personal choice
I refused a PSA & got a good physical exam instead.
It does not seem to me that the likely benefit to me (an extremely small chance of saving my life) outweighs the expense and morbidity of a positive result. After twenty years it hasn't reduced the death rate from prostate cancer meaningfully. I hope the money that I saved society by refusing the PSA test gets a pair of eyeglasses for a poor kid.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: Nothing
The current recommendation, though not universally accepted, is to not test for psa in asymptomatic men.

In brief: Nothing
The current recommendation, though not universally accepted, is to not test for psa in asymptomatic men.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Thanks GS! Count on a fellow-pathologist and friend to give a sensible answer.
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