The Best of Doc Mike Evans

November 08, 2014

On the Pros and Cons Of PSA

There is much controversy about the use of the PSA test in prostate cancer detection. A simple blood test it clearly has improved our ability to detect prostate cancer early and mortality rates have been reduced. The controversy stems from the fact the many prostate cancers are slow-growing and do not require treatment. Furthermore treatments is often overprescribed and associated with the potential for significant side-effects. This piece by Dr Evans provides a nice perspective