The Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale University study involved 501 men ages 50 and older who were diagnosed with prostate cancer
between 1991 and 1995 and who had died by December 1999.
It compared these men, who were treated at the Veterans Affairs medical centres in New England with 501 living men of the same age. Shockingly, this is what the researchers discovered...
The researchers reviewed the medical records of both groups to determine whether the men had been screened for prostate cancer
. They found that 14% of the men who died of the disease and 13% of the control group were screened using the prostate
-specific antigen (PSA) blood test.
The researchers concluded that the screening was not an effective tool for preventing prostate cancer
deaths... Given that virtually the same number of men died from prostate cancer
- regardless of whether they were screened or not.
Researchers also noted that screening younger or healthier men, or conducting digital rectal exams, also didn't appear to reduce mortality.
This type of cancer screening has been in question for some time because of the number of false positives it generates... The risk of infection because of biopsies performed based on the test... And the aggressive treatments that normally follow diagnosis which can cause incontinence and sexual dysfunction.
What's the solution?
Dr Wright has covered two different types of prostate cancer screening tests in Nutrition & Healing
: The oestrogen quotient (EQ) and the 2/16 ratio test. These tests predict oestrogen-related cancers like ovarian and breast cancers.
You may be wondering how a test that predicts oestrogen-related cancer risk could also evaluate prostate cancer risk. It's true. Male bodies also contain oestrogen. In fact, the male body actually turns testosterone into oestrogen by a process called aromatisation.
In normal circumstances, only a small fraction of your total testosterone becomes oestrogen. But, unfortunately, as men get older, there’s a greater tendency for this process to speed up... Turning more and more testosterone into oestrogen.
If this happens your body converts more oestrogen than is healthy for your prostate and leaves too little testosterone behind. This raises the risk of both prostate enlargement and prostate cancer.
Both the EQ and the 2/16 ratio tests can help you and your doctor determine if you have too much oestrogen in your system. And, these tests are completely non-invasive. They involve collecting urine specimens for analysis.
Check if your urologist offers these tests - they're far more reliable than the PSA test.
Before you take your next bathroom break...
This amazing new breakthrough could be your answer to a healthy prostate FAST & FOREVER...
We men won’t willingly talk about it, even to close friends, but statistics don’t lie:
One out of every two men could suffer BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia) by age 50...
As many as 90% of us could feel the squeeze as we reach our 70s and 80s...
At first, you may simply feel like you have to urinate a little more often. (Sound familiar?) But if you do nothing about these early signs, it steadily gets worse. Your prostate balloons to the size of a small melon, pinches off your urine stream, wakes you up constantly, burns like fire...
Until it gets so unbearable, we agree to take drugs that could make us impotent... Or submit to hideously painful surgery that could destroy nerves and leave us wearing nappies...
But it doesn’t have to be this way!
We finally know these simple secrets to keeping your prostate healthy for the long haul. And as you’ll see, it turns out standard therapies aren’t just missing this cause, they're making it much worse in the long term. For more information, click here...