The Effectiveness of Screening for Prostate Cancer
One of my beefs with the American Cancer Society is that they focus a large percentage of their efforts towards a “cure.” The push is towards increased screening and detection. So, instead of pushing a diet higher in lycopene (red pigment found in tomatoes), cruciferous veggies (contains indole-3-carbinol that goes on to positively change the way a man’s body metabolizes estrogens and protect the prostate) and omega 3 fatty acids and lower in saturated fats, they push for PSA screenings.
I guess this review of some 71,000 men should put a damper on that one. They found little evidence to suggest that PSA screenings saved lives. Anyone for a budget shift at the ACS?