What not to do before a PSA test includes a list of things to avoid doing before a PSA test because they can affect your results. To preserve and maintain prostate health, men are urged to get a PSA (prostate specific antigen) screening test. PSA testing is just one tool men can choose to help them check up on their prostate health.
Although the PSA test can be very helpful, it is not a perfect test.
Currently, the medical community has not reached a consensus on which PSA levels are “safe,” “suspicious,” or “dangerous.” Even though different experts and reputable organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the American Urological Society, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the US Preventive Services Task Force, all have slightly different recommendations as to when men should undergo PSA testing, they all agree on one thing: men need to have their prostate checked regularly, especially if there is any personal or family history of prostate problems. Exactly when a man should have his first PSA test and how often thereafter is a topic each man needs to discuss with his healthcare provider. Despite differing opinions, everyone can agree what not to do before a PSA test.
That said, there are some things a man should not do before having a PSA test. This list of “don’ts” will help ensure your test results are as accurate as possible.
Don’t forget to tell your doctor:
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Prostate cancer screening and early detection does NOT saves men’s lives. Let’s do the math. Per the USPSTF (a US government health agency): “A small benefit and known harms from prostate cancer screening” and “Only one man in 1,000 could possibly have a life saving benefit from screening”. However about 1.3 to 3.5 deaths per 1,000 from prostate blind biopsies. Also 5 men in 1000 died and 20.4% had one or more complications within 30 days of a prostatectomy. This does not include deaths and injuries from other procedures, medical mistakes, increased suicide rate, ADT therapy complications, heart attracts, depression, etc, caused by screening and treatments. Detection and overtreatment for prostate cancer has killed or destroyed millions of men’s lives worldwide from understated and multiple undisclosed side effects. The doctor that invented the PSA test, Dr. Richard Ablin now calls it: “The Great Prostate Mistake”, “Hoax” and “A Profit Driven Public Health Disaster”.
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