Tag: psa

When It Hurts to Say I Told You So: Advanced Prostate Cancer Cases on the Rise

Diagnose a patient’s prostate cancer in its earliest stages and you have a great chance of curing it. Starting in the early 1990’s, that was the philosophy behind Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood testing in men. It wasn’t a perfect test, and many men with increased PSA proved not to have cancer when their prostates... Read more »

Medicare Gets This One Right--For Now!

If you change your mind… …I’m the first in line. ABBA-1978 A few months ago I wrote a blog post about a Medicare proposal that was absolutely blowing my mind. CMS, the agency that runs Medicare, had it in it’s collective head that the prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test, the test that checksĀ men for... Read more »