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|User Info||The Upcoming Healthcare Debacle; entered at 2012-06-17 07:30:08|
Well, the government has come up with new way to save money on medical costs: Discontinue regular PSA screenings for men of any age. This is the recommendation that a government medical panel headed by a female pediatrician has recently come up with. While the PSA test is not a perfect test - it is the best test we have available to detect prostate cancer. The American Urological Soceity has called bull**** on this recommendation. The only other way a man knows whether he has prostate cancer is with symptoms of pain and by that time it has likely metasticized to the bone, lymph nodes or bladder which means he's probably a dead man walking who would need hundreds of thousands of dollars in treatment to stay alive for 2 years. I guess this is the government's idea of men's liberation and preventative health care :^)