Prostate cancer screening is a complex issue, primarily because there is no test available that does a great job of accurately finding abnormal cells in the prostate.
It seems that as men age their bodies go through specific changes at specific times in the life cycle. In the thirties, it’s the scalp as it slowly begins to make itself visible through what use to be a lush carpet of hair. In the forties, the joints begin to cry out for respect as they begin to snap, crackle and pop with every move.
Testosterone is the hormone that stimulates the characteristic muscle mass, deeper voice and sex drive at puberty in males. The level of this hormone varies from man to man and decreases with age.
I wanted to report to you on an article that I read from the newsletter Second Opinion by Dr. Robert Jay Rowen. In this article, Dr. Rowen discussed the PSA test as it pertains to assessing the health of the prostate. What made this article so interesting was that it appeared to be an about face on his position regarding this test…but not really. Let me explain…