Most Doctors Still Don’t Discuss PSA Screening

A new survey in 2017 of 217,053 American men found that fully 70% were not told about the advantages and disadvantages before undergoing PSA screening for prostate cancer.  As most patients know, effective communication is the cornerstone of a successful...

Common Medications Affect PSA

Several classes of common medications lower serum total prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels according to a 2010 publication by Chang, et al. Statins, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and thiazide diuretics, among the most commonly used drugs in the...

Choline and Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer cells, like many types of cancer (notably breast), have a different metabolic system than healthy cells. Healthy cells primarily use oxygen to make energy, which also requires a lot of the molecule known as citrate. Prostate cancer cells do not;...

Budwig diet for prostate cancer

The Budwig diet for prostate cancer has a certain cult following, despite a lack of study of it. Studies on flax oil do not look good in terms of cancer or hardening of the arteries. Flax oil removes many of the anti-cancer components of flax seeds, which do...

PSA, CBC, Creatinine: Better Biopsy Decisions

A large study conducted at a Veteran’s Administration hospital in Tampla, Florida, found that by including information about hemoglobin, red blood cell count, and serum creatinine together with PSA, they could better predict the outcomes of prostate biopsies....

My PSA is elevated, what do I do?

© Eric Yarnell, ND, Mar 2011, updated Mar 2011 It’s a common scenario: you get a routine screening test for prostate cancer, the prostate-specific antigen or PSA test, and it comes back elevated. What to do? First, if you have symptoms, it is more likely that...
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