New MRI Technology Is the Solution to the Vast Overtreatment of Prostate Cancer When PSA testing was initiated in 1990, it reduced the death rate from prostate cancer 40%, from 50,000 to 30,000 deaths per year. Yet government agencies and medical associations are now telling us to discontinue this test, despite the fact we have […]
Here’s a case of 2+2 = 2. Or, maybe 3. But definitely not 4. People in Asian countries eat a lot more soy than those of us in Western countries. They also have lower rates of prostate cancer. So, more than a decade ago, scientists started speculating that eating all that soy was responsible for [...]
Here’s a case of 2+2 = 2. Or, maybe 3. But definitely not 4.
People in Asian countries eat a lot more soy than those of us in Western countries. They also have lower rates of prostate cancer. So, more than a decade ago, scientists started speculating that eating all that soy was responsible for reducing cancer risk. The connection between the two seemed so obvious that the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Center began recommending that men increase their soy intake. Unfortunately, there has been little evidence to back up the idea that increasing soy is what causes the decreased prostate cancer risk. In fact, according to a just-published study out of the University of Illinois, there’s no connection at all.
If you’re a regular reader of Talking About Men’s Health, you know that there’s been a lot of controversy lately about whether or not two common screening tests—mammograms for women and PSA for men—actually improve survival rates or slow down the profession of early-stage cancers. (Despite the controversy, we believe that in both cases, the [...]
I’ll be returning to the G. Gordon Liddy Show tomorrow talking about the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) final recommendation against the use of PSA testing for men. The PSA has saved thousands of lives and the Task Force’s recommendations are absurd.
If you’re a guy over 40 (or you know a man who is), encourage him to get a PSA test. Watch this great short video from the University of Illinois MedCenter.
There’s also a zero-cost men’s health fair at the U of I on Tuesday, April 10.