Monday, February 23, 2015

Oops! Guess I was Right

Looks like after the USPTF issued their "brilliant" dictum of not doing PSA tests that the result is more aggressive PCa and more dead men! Told Ya! Never trust a Government Panel, been there and saw what they do.

Now Healio describes the increase in PCa. As the piece states:

The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends against routine-based PSA prostate cancer screening for healthy men regardless of age. In 2009, the USPSTF issued that recommendation for men aged 75 years or older. In 2011, the task force issued draft guidance expanding that recommendation to include all men, and it finalized that recommendation in May 2012. A study by ...and colleagues was the first to measure changes in prostate cancer presentation since the USPSTF made these recommendations. “If you don’t screen the people, then when they do show up with prostate cancer, the horse is out of the barn,” ...said during a press conference. “They’re more likely to be at intermediate risk because, by missing early disease, then you are going to catch it when it’s palpable or causing symptoms. That, of course, makes it much more difficult to treat.”

We stated this at the time of the USPTF report. We provided detailed evidence of the contrary of the re[port. We demonstrated that the two NEJM studies were flawed. But think of all the PSA tests it saved. Then think of all the bone mets and DICs resulting. But then again we have our beloved GS9s and subsidized Government cafeterias... Welcome to the ACA, and we have not yet gotten to those "death panels". or have we?