The Great Prostate Hoax

The Great Prostate Hoax

How Big Medicine Hijacked the PSA Test and Caused A Public Health Disaster

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Baker & Taylor
Reveals how fear-based and inaccurate testing is resulting in unnecessary high-risk surgeries, arguing that the PSA test was never intended for prostate cancer screening while sharing the stories of patients who have suffered from damaging procedures. 35,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

Every year, more than a million men undergo painful needle biopsies for prostate cancer, and upward of 100,000 have radical prostatectomies, resulting in incontinence and impotence. But the shocking fact is that most of these men would never have died from this common form of cancer, which frequently grows so slowly that it never even leaves the prostate. How did we get to a point where so many unnecessary tests and surgeries are being done? In The Great Prostate Hoax, Richard J. Ablin exposes how a discovery he made in 1970, the prostate-specific antigen (PSA), was co-opted by the pharmaceutical industry into a multibillion-dollar business. He shows how his discovery of PSA was never meant to be used for screening prostate cancer, and yet nonetheless the test was patented and eventurally approved by the FDA in 1994. Now, doctors and victims are beginning to speak out about the harm of the test, and beginning to search for a true prostate cancer-specific marker.



Baker
& Taylor

Reveals how fear-based and inaccurate testing is resulting in unnecessary high-risk surgeries, arguing that the PSA test was never intended for prostate cancer screening.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Palgrave Macmillan, a division of St. Martin's Press LLC,, 2014
Edition: First edition
Description: x, 262 pages ; 25 cm
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781137278746
1137278749
Branch Call Number: 616.99463 Abl
Additional Contributors: Piana, Ron

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StarGladiator
Mar 07, 2014

Goldberg (the doctor who wrote Tabloid Medicine) should have read this book first!

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