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Monday, February 11, 2013

My Curse Was 'The New York Times'

A well-known doctor charges in this column that one of his patient's died from prostate cancer because he ignored the doc's advice on getting PSA score because he kept reading in the Times that this was bad idea as his age. Well, actually, the charge that the paper killed him comes from the guy's daughter, but the doctor seems to agree.  See what you think.

1 comment:

Bob Fishell said...

There has been a barrage of articles dissing the PSA test in recent months. The latest one I saw was in Consumer Reports. The argument is that false positives lead to unneeded procedures. I, for one, don't buy it. Prostate cancer that occurs at younger ages is the most serious kind. And no responsible physician will undertake a radical procedure without a rectal exam and an ultrasound at a bare minimum. I don't know what's going on, but I don't like it.