THE PSA TEST
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© November 2017, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
A very common blood test for men is the PSA or prostate specific antigen test. It is used to help detect prostate cancer.
PROBLEMS WITH THE PSA TEST
One problem with this test is that it is a test for inflammation, and not a direct test for cancer. As a result, the PSA level may be elevated if a person has inflammation but no cancer. This is called a false positive result. This often leads to unnecessary and even dangerous medical interventions including surgery, drugs and radiation.
Another problem with the PSA test is that it can be normal when there is cancer present. This is called a false negative result. As a result, the usefulness of the PSA test is limited.
A NUTRITIONAL BALANCING PROGRAM CAN SKEW A PSA TEST
When one follows a nutritional balancing program, one retraces old health conditions throughout the body. When this occurs, old conditions may flare up as the body heals them.
Inflammation is part of most retracing or healing reactions. Since the PSA test measures inflammation, it is possible that the PSA level will elevate during a healing reaction. It does not mean that one has cancer, however, and often cancers in the prostate gland can be healed by following a nutritional balancing program.
Due to the problems of false positive results, false negative results, and that a nutritional balancing program can skew the test, we donŐt find the PSA test useful if one follows a nutritional balancing program. It just causes confusion and fear.