Category Archives: PSA testing

Prostate Cancer Pony Express Stories and PC Myths

The media continues to publish articles that reinforce the memes that prostate cancer is an old man’s disease and that annual PSA (prostate specific antigen) screening causes more harm than good. I don’t believe this is true and the stories … Continue reading

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How to Manage a Prostate Cancer “Watchful Waiting” Strategy

Observation as Good as Surgery for Some Men with Prostate Cancer? The controversy over treatment versus “watchful waiting” for prostate cancer patients seems never ending. The National Cancer Institute just released an article in it’s July 24, 2012 NCI Cancer … Continue reading

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Ronnie Montrose dies from Prostate Cancer at age 64

Don’t worry – you won’t die of Prostate Cancer. Wrong! When it comes to prostate cancer, the standard mantra is “every man will have prostate cancer in his lifetime, but most men die of something else.” This “most men” phrase … Continue reading

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Why men need to test for prostate cancer and personally track the results

  Why men need to test annually for prostate cancer and personally track any change from one year to the next It seems as though we men are constantly bombarded by articles talking about the fact that the PSA test … Continue reading

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Urban Myths about Prostate Cancer – Post #1

  For most of the past 7+ years since my diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer, I’ve been looking for a complete set of statistics about the side effects of prostate cancer treatment, and I have never found them. What … Continue reading

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Dr. Snuffy Myers on the PSA Testing Controversy

Over the past several weeks the prostate cancer community has been treated to yet another controversy over the value of the PSA test in detecting prostate cancer. The controversy just never seems to die and everyone has a different set … Continue reading

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Do you believe the data in the China Study? I’m pretty certain I do.

My PSA hasn’t changed but should I still worry? In yesterday’s post I talked about my PSA trend. I have the data from yesterday’s test and graphed it against my tests since April 2007 [see below]. As you can see, … Continue reading

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