Kind of gets a fellow to thinking. Read On. Might save your life. I wished now I would have listened to my wife and not have had mine done. Never again will I subject myself to these so called live saving biopsies. Just hoping now they didn’t do more harm to my chances of survival. My Opinion Only
A new study published in the Journal of Urology warns about a newly-recognised danger associated with cancer screenings — the spread of deadly “super-bugs.” According to the report, biopsies, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, and other invasive cancer screening procedures are a direct cause of serious infections, many of which eventually lead to death.
Dozens of studies conducted in recent years have confirmed that not only are many conventional cancer screening methods ineffective or inaccurate, but they also cause more harm than good, in many cases. The number of infections alone that have been caused by prostate biopsies have more than doubled in the last ten years. And roughly 50,000 American men develop infections from prostate biopsies every single year, while nine out of every 10,000 men whose scans return negative end up dying from complications caused by the scan itself.
Even worse, a 2004 study put forth by the John Wayne Cancer Institute in California revealed that needle biopsies, which are the most common screening method used to detect prostate cancer, actually increases the chance that cancer will spread by about 50 percent. So not only does the screening spread deadly infection, but it also increases a man’s risk of dying from the cancer it allegedly detects.