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Re: New Studies: Prostate Screening Worse than Useless 95% of the Time


there actually is a lot of debate within western medicine as to how to approach prostate cancer screening, and like most of western medicine nowadays, most err on the side of being more aggresive, because you get sued otherwise

" But doctor, isn't there a simple blood test you could have done to check for prostate cancer? Why didn't you do it for my client?"

bam, $7 million settlement

It would seem to me that the risk of being sued would be even greater if the doctor failed to report the finding of the new study and the patient ended up being one of the 48 out of 49 patients who were subjected to unnecessary risks and harm that ended up being treated for prostate cancer with no benefits in added lifespan.

The "aggressive screening" is a pretty flimsy excuse really.  It is one of the major ones put forward for breast cancer screening, even though indications are that more cancer is caused by mammograms than is successfully treated.

As Raynbo says, Doctors are well educated and in the loop.  They don't buck the system because the system is set up to make money for them by managing illness, not healing or preventing it.  A very few courageous ones move from mainstream medicine to naturopathic medicine because they see the very plain truth:  they have been lied to about both mainstream drugs and treatments as well as the effectiveness of diet and nutrition and natural supplements.  I know several such doctors.  They are the true miracle healers Jon Barron refers to in his book "The Miracle Doctors".

 

 
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