The problem with skipping PSA screening tests
Dr. David Samadi weighs in
- Duration 4:05
- Date May 26, 2012
Dr. David Samadi weighs in
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Our men out there put down the coffee for a minute gather up the life and pay attention this is very important story you can hold off on the coffee for a government task force says doctors should no longer performed prostate cancer screenings.
-- healthy men that happened this week and it can lead to unnecessary biopsies for men who don't have cancer.
But our next guest doctor somebody.
Says a -- choice.
That's not a man's choice to take the test could be deadly.
Fox News medically team's doctor David somebody joins us now to talk about this doctor you were at a convention earlier this week with a number of urologist.
You heard this report and you were outraged about it.
Look I think this is this news has made a lot of urologists really really angry and also we've got hundreds of emails.
From men in their forties -- fifties really upset that their wives saying that how can this US task force -- -- this kind of recommendations.
-- not putting any guidelines that two years ago they said but you know you should get -- -- -- mammogram over the age of fifty now they're coming out saying look you know this is not a good test and as a result it's going to lead to a lot of confusion and a lot of issues.
This is what we know about this PSA test we know that it's not the most sensitive test.
For prostate cancer but that's all we got so to -- to not to get screened I think it's very irresponsible.
This US passports is a group of returnees have family practitioners.
I'm not one urologist is a member of this team so -- you know for a lot of people that are listening to this program.
You know you need to get your tests you need to have that information and what you do with that test is really -- to you and your doctor.
And I preferred for you to see someone who's an expert in prostate cancer and not just to take this very -- don't take it lightly and on your screen right now.
Now these this is why getting a prostate screening is so necessary every year some 30000.
US men die from prostate cancer PSA screenings can detect prostate cancer in its earliest stages and -- for the PS state -- -- one man's life from prostate cancer 1000 men must be strict.
That's what the government guidelines said this week the government panel said you know.
It costs money and if what we do it you have to screen a thousand men to find one man that has prostate cancer.
That was their reasoning behind -- you think that that's baloney.
This -- Clayton what's the price of saving someone's life one Blyth who is per person who has a wife was -- children.
That's what makes the health care in this country so great because.
We're spending money to save lives so to say the you know.
You don't need to screen I think it's very very responsible look at the data 30000 men still die in 2011.
And of course want to have a six man has prostate cancer so this is is serious topic since the invention -- say in the last two decades.
There has been 40% reduction in mortality or death.
We don't see a lot of -- in our hospitals we born spread -- -- with -- is of those kind of things so.
You know -- -- -- -- not getting this is it because they're scared of getting it it's a very good point you know we've been when used task force candidates have ignore mammogram until the age of fifty you -- what happened everyone came out of talked about it I think man.
We just don't want to be bothered with this everything that is scary part about this is that you know men would say to their wives and a lot.
US that's going to saying that you don't need to test let's just go home right we don't want to talk about this where different speeches -- -- look.
Men look for any excuse not to get in this government task force that you say didn't help things a man get out there and get your screen but the truth is Clinton is that not every.
Elevated PSA and his biopsy and not every buzz positive -- in his surgery or radiation -- so this whole fear tactic.
That you know you're gonna being continent for the rest of your life that's all bogus you -- find yourself.
A good doctor good surgeon who's going to take care -- you.
And it saves lives Wasilla forty's -- fifty year old man right -- -- prostate cancer and we posted this on our website.
Robot -- oncology dot com if you have any questions about his sale process cancer.
Go to robotic oncology dot com and I personally would respond to questions you heard it here doctor Davidson money fired up about this and for good reason doctor thank thank you so much industries.