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What Does Your PSA Score/Level/Reading/Test Mean?
By itself, a PSA reading does not mean very much. PSA is a very rough and ready
indicator but it is the best that is currently available. A PSA reading certainly does not
predict prostate cancer, but in conjunction with other indicators, it may suggest that
there is a risk of prostate cancer which should be investigated.
In most cases when doctors detect a high PSA, they will recommend a prostate biopsy.
I do not recommend a prostate biopsy which in any case produces a negative result in
75% of cases. That means that the pain and expense of a prostate biopsy is turns out
to be unjustified in three cases out of four.
But I am actually more concerned when a prostate biopsy does indicate that a prostate
cancer is present. It is important to maintain a balanced perspective because 80% of
prostate cancers are not life-threatening. The problems with having a biopsy that
detects prostate cancer are twofold.
If you have a high PSA reading you need to return your prostate back to good health. You need to make important changes to your diet. You also need to have regular exercise. A third and equally important part of my recommendation is to take appropriate natural supplements.
I provide a roadmap in my guide "All about the Prostate". Most men who follow my roadmap will see their PSA levels come down. It will return their prostate to good health.
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There is considerable evidence that the prostate biopsy
spread the prostate Cancer to other locations within the
prostate. This has the potential of making the prostate Cancer
more aggressive and perhaps potentially life-threatening.
If the prostate Cancer becomes more aggressive, it also makes the necessity for invasive procedures to remove or destroy the prostate more credible.
And that is the second reason I do not like to see prostate biopsies in the majority of cases. It tends to lead patients down the path of invasive and damaging procedures. For a man to lose his prostate is not like losing a tooth. The prostate is a very important organ and the damaging consequences of losing it tend to significantly reduce the quality-of-life in most patients that have these procedures.
Instead of having statistical predictions it is more productive to make the changes to your diet and lifestyle and take the natural supplements that will bring down your PSA and in any event reduce the chances that you will have an active let alone life-threatening prostate cancer
I am not advocating that one should not have a PSA regularly monitored. On the contrary, I think it is a good early warning indicator. Also, an elevated PSA reading should not be ignored. It is a good indicator, certainly the best we have, and you should take precautionary action.
As a backstop, where despite all your best efforts to bring down your PSA by natural means, it continues to rise, I recommend my advanced prostate cancer risk assessment. That is a series of medical tests incorporating a very sophisticated scan by a Prof of urology.
In most cases, not only will the aggregated data from those tests reveal whether you do have prostate cancer, it will also give you a qualitative prediction as to whether the prostate Cancer is potentially life-threatening or not.
There have been any number of research studies that have shown repeatedly that none of these invasive procedures, either on their own or in conjunction with other invasive procedures, have extended the life expectancy of the subjects of those invasive procedures. In other words, whether you have conventional medical treatment for prostate cancer or not, your life expectancy will remain much the same.
There are many actually possible causes of the rise in the PSA reading. The most common of these reasons is an enlarged, inflamed, or infected prostate. That is one of the reasons a high PSA score does not necessarily indicate prostate cancer. And that is one of the reasons why so many prostate biopsies are unjustified.
Unfortunately there is no failsafe test or methods at this time that can differentiate between a high PSA level caused by inflammation of the prostate or infection of the prostate or prostate cancer. At best doctors use a statistical model, which seeks to predict your chances of having prostate cancer. But that is purely a statistical construct and does not actually predict your specific and personal situation at all.
Let me explain what I mean by that. If a Dr tells you that his statistical tables indicate that at your PSA level you have a 30% chance of having prostate cancer, that does not tell you whether you are in the 30% or in the 70% of men who do not have prostate cancer at that level of PSA.
Here is what the Wikipedia says about needle tracking " A more important issue that is often not
discussed between physician and patient involves the possibility of “needle tracking”; the very real
possibility of spreading cancer cells beyond the prostate when a biopsy is performed. An extensive
review of the literature confirms that once a needle penetrates the capsule of an organ, a
phenomenon called “needle tracking” takes place. When the needle is withdrawn from the targeted
organ, the chance of spreading cancer cells (when encountered) establishes itself while every
puncture of the prostate adds to this risk. Despite the significance of this risk to the patient,
physicians generally fail to acknowledge a process that allows cancer cells to lie dormant or
incubate for up to 10 years or more regardless of the treatment rendered. In a 2 billion dollar
prostate biopsy industry, the phenomenon of “needle tracking” takes place approximately 20-30
percent of the time. This coincides with the frequency that ultrasound and biopsy encounters a
cancer, suggesting that 70-80 percent of biopsies are performed unnecessarily, while putting the
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6/7 cases of prostate cancer will never become life-threatening and therefore do not need invasive treatments which
(despite all the claims by Doctors) have been shown by many studies not to increase life expectancy.
At the same time, these invasive procedures that often follow after a positive biopsy have the potential to cause significant damage to your quality-of-life.