Thursday, March 19, 2009

keep your finger away, doc

Hey, whaddaya know? Those PSA blood tests for prostate cancer "saves few lives and leads to risky and unnecessary treatments for large numbers of men". Large numbers? Apparently, a positive biopsy leads to risky and painful treatment when the fact is, only 1 out of 50 guys with that diagnosis actually ever get prostate cancer.

But gosh, they are just so profitable, let's keep on doing them, right? What else does a specialist have to do?



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