Does screening for prostate cancer do anything? Do the results make any difference? This study had shocking results…
Why has my penis shrunk?
My shrinkage caused a problem this weekend when my fiance and I tried to have sex.
It was absolutely dreadful. I am always so worried that she thinks I’m small.
And I recently found out that certain Big Pharma chemicals my doctor had me taking can cause penis shrinkage.
So I finally built up the courage to actually talk to my fiance about my penis shrinking, and she told me she had noticed it too…
But then one night she painted something on my penis – she only used a drop…
…and I suddenly started feeling a surge of hard-driving sexual energy I haven’t experienced for a long time.
I also learned which substances to swallow, and which to paint onto my scrotum for maximum penis size and sexual stamina.
Paint it on and watch it grow, I like to say.
Why I never get a prostate screening…
Currently, prostate cancer screenings suck.
Yeah, I know that’s a controversial statement.
And if your doctor tells you to get a prostate screening then I am not going to tell you not to. I’m not a doctor, so I can’t give medical advice.
But I CAN tell you what I know from my research and let you come to your own conclusions. And that is exactly what I’m going to do here.
In most cases, prostate screening is a terrible idea.
MOST prostate cancer is very slow-growing and doesn’t really pose much of a threat even if you have it.
So prostate cancer screening often leads to treatments that most guys don’t need.
A small number of prostate cancers are super-aggressive and that is a different kind of beast that you should probably have treated.
Now there is a way to determine more accurately whether to screen for this kind of aggressive prostate cancer.
Individualized medicine is happening…FAST!
In the next couple of years, we are going to see a ton of tests become available that will allow for a more individualized approach to medicine.
And this is a very GOOD thing. Because our current approach often ends up over-treating people.
And over-treatment leads many men down a very expensive path, both financially and from a health standpoint.
These treatments often lead to erection problems as well.
“An international team, led by researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, has developed and validated a genetic tool for predicting age of onset of aggressive prostate cancer…”
This is very exciting because this kind of testing could help eliminate the over-diagnosis of prostate cancers that are not even a big threat to the men that have them.
And it could lead to better testing for men who actually are at risk.
“The tool may potentially be used to help guide decisions about who to screen for prostate cancer and at what age.”
Right now, everyone has to get the same test in order to be screened.
It’s called the PSA test – prostate-specific antigen test.
“Currently, detection of prostate cancer relies primarily upon the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening blood test.”
But the PSA test has some serious problems.
The PSA test is like using a bomb instead of a SWAT team to solve a hostage situation. It’s a whole lot of overkill for many guys.
“PSA testing is not very good as a screening tool. While it reduces deaths from prostate cancer, indiscriminate PSA screening also produces false positive results and encourages over-detection of non-aggressive, slow-growing tumors.”
Instead of this broad approach, this new form of testing can help determine if you’re likely to get the more aggressive type of prostate cancer that can be quite dangerous.
This means less over-treatment…and better testing and treatment for guys who are at higher risk.
“Seibert used genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to determine whether a man’s genetic predisposition to developing prostate cancer could be used to predict his risk of developing the aggressive and lethal form of the disease.”
And it can show you with a fair degree of accuracy whether it’s worth it for you to get screened regularly or if that is just going to set up false positives.
“We estimate that the risk defined by the polygenic hazard score is 4.6 times greater.”
Individualized medicine holds great promise.
“This kind of genetic risk stratification is a step toward individualized medicine.”
But, until we get to individualized medicine (and even when we do), it’s important to be informed about your own health and never to just blindly follow doctors’ orders.
Docs are good people and they try their best.
But they’re trained to cut and they’re trained to prescribe. They are not trained to prevent.
Prevention is your job.
And it’s what I’m here for too – to bring you the best information possible so you can take control of your own health.
Keith told me: “When I started your program my testosterone level was 304.”
(That’s very low.)
We talked…and after a while, he wrote me again:
This man can expect to double his testosterone yet again…
- Polygenic hazard score to guide screening for aggressive prostate cancer: development and validation in large scale cohorts
- New polygenic hazard score predicts when men develop prostate cancer
- What Is Screening for Prostate Cancer? | CDC
- The pros and cons of PSA screening - Harvard Health