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To: Lizavetta

OK, real question: after getting the rectal finger wave for years in the military, can I now count on the PSA test to replace the undignified invasive prostate exam?


7 posted on 08/14/2013 9:48:04 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970

No. Do both. What the prostate feels like is important too.


13 posted on 08/14/2013 10:02:17 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: elcid1970

Maybe I’m jaded. After four children and my midwife’s hands in undignified places for legitimate reasons, it doesn’t bother me any more.


14 posted on 08/14/2013 10:04:58 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: elcid1970

The PSA is worse than the “probe”. A high reading from a PSA test will probably result in a much more invasive and worthless prostate biopsy.

My urologist put me through two of those (they are very lucrative for him), that he claimed showed some “suspicious cells”. When I refused a third one, he admitted that was reasonable, considering my age and other medical factors.

I knew he wanted the $3,000 fee for the exam, but he admitted if the exam disclosed cancer, treatment might not be advised.


40 posted on 08/15/2013 9:33:34 PM PDT by tdscpa
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