Mike Shedlock wrote a post about how he beat prostate cancer. In doing so, he provides a typical example of how difficult the medical literature can be for a layperson to read, and where they can get things wrong.
Dr. George Lombardi thinks that he could have saved a patient from dying of prostate cancer if a prostate specific antigen test had been done. Is he right? Probably not.
Diagnosing prostate cancer based on the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is a tricky proposition. The cancer itself can be slow-growing, and the treatment harmful. Medicine is complicated, particularly when it comes to cancer screening.