(Natural News) Routine cancer screening is notorious for giving false positives, leading to unnecessary diagnoses for benign cancers. False diagnoses for prostate cancer are commonplace, and they devastate patients emotionally. When someone is told they have cancer they are often stricken with anxiety. The false diagnosis also leads to an aggressive, expensive, and many times deadly treatment protocol consisting of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Significant complications may result too, including incontinence and impotence. Those who survive the unnecessary treatment protocol are often told they are cancer-free, making the unnecessary testing and treatment protocol appear effective when it was really just an expensive scam.
Regular screening for prostate cancer for men over fifty years old may also miss the more serious cancers, leaving patients with a false sense of assurance in their own health. Too much testing is an emotional danger, either burdening patients with a false diagnosis or leading them on a course where nothing is done to improve their health even when there are real cancer conditions inside their body.
A study conducted by Cancer Research U.K. investigated the outcomes for all men over fifty who had undergone prostate specific antigen tests (PSA) and compared the outcomes to men who underwent no prostate cancer screening. The death rate for the regularly tested was no different than the death rate for those who didn’t get a prostate exam at all!