Back in 2003, an editorial in the British Medical Journal said the following about the prostate-specific antigen or PSA test: “At present the one certainty about PSA testing is that it causes harm.”
That was 11 years ago and since then we’ve written numerous times about the dangers of this ‘standard’ test used to determine prostate cancer risk. Yet, the mainstream still embraces the PSA test as the most important thing a man can do to protect his health, which is why this message cannot be repeated enough: Men, if your doctor suggests a biopsy based on a high PSA level, find another doctor… That’s because the PSA test is wrong 80 per cent of the time, which is why those three letters – P-S-A – can send every man on a crash course to disaster… And that doesn’t come from me, it comes from the man who discovered PSA.
A massive calamity for all men
When Dr. Richard Ablin first discovered PSA – a protein naturally produced by the prostate gland – he also discovered that a high PSA level could be found in men who had prostate cancer. However, he also found elevated PSA levels in men with healthy prostates!
Back then, Dr. Ablin said that the “PSA test is not cancer-specific.” Put simply, a man can have a low PSA result and have prostate cancer, or a very high reading and not.
Dr. Ablin isn’t the only expert sounding the alarm about routine PSA screening.
Dr. Herbert Lepor, chair of the department of urology at New York University Langone Medical Centre, said that: “The majority of prostate cancers… are not significant,” and “they would be best not diagnosed.”
However, Dr. Ablin goes one step further… he not only says that most prostate cancers are best left alone, but also that the test itself doesn’t work and is wrong 80 per cent of the time!
So the test is just about meaningless.
Dr. Ablin is so outraged at how his discovery of PSA was “hijacked” by Big Pharma just to make big bucks that he documented it in a book called The Great Prostate Hoax.
He said the inspiration for the book came when he was told by several Big Pharma heads a few years ago that this test will never go away because “too many people are making too much money to stop this.”
Like I said, we’ve been warning you for years not to get – or rely on – this test. But now you have heard it right from the horse’s mouth…
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“PSA test is misused, unreliable, says the antigen’s discoverer” Eric J. Topol, MD, August 8, 2014, Medscape, Medscape.com