It’s a test that both doctors and patients fear, the dreaded rectal examination. It’s one of those social taboos that we do not understand. Why would anyone want to put their fingers “up there” and what could they possibly tell from that.
In women, it can be used to palpate structures much like a vaginal exam. In some cases it can be used to drain fluids that have accumulated within the body cavity.
In men however it has a more prognostic role. The prostate is the male uterus, it’s function is mildly secretory and in the maintainance of sperm counts. However with age comes a lack of use (it’s been indicated that masturbation helps. Gentlemen… go nuts) and with lack of use comes fibrosis. Fibrosis thickens the tissue and makes it difficult to urinate, it’s like compressing a hosepipe in the middle.
Prostate cancer screening is vital however logic needs to be applied to any cancers detected. The issue being that a lot of prostatic cancer tends to not require treatment and the treatment causes loss of sexual function and increase in frequency of urination which needs to be weighed up carefully prior to treatment.
“(NaturalNews) Don’t let anyone from the cancer industry lie to you about PSA screening: The test is completely bogus and offers zero improvement in your lifespan. That’s the conclusion from a 20-year study that followed over 9,000 men. After 20 years of follow-up, guess what the results were? No significant difference in the rate of death between those screened for prostate cancer versus those who weren’t.”
There is an increase though. The point being that the lovely people at Natural News are not using this angle to spread the idea of regular tests when you are checked up by your doctor, but to state that all cancer testing is bunk.
“a bogus test used to exploit men’s fear and recruit them into unnecessary and potentially harmful cancer treatments.”
Prostate cancer kills men, it’s a real nasty piece of work because the price of treatment is sexual dysfunction. Men are often visually stimulated by seminal ejaculation and the lost of the prostate means that this does not occur.
But put it this way, I would pick life over no sex or atleast try and work on that hang up.
The study they are quoting is this
The research shows that prostatic cancer still occurs, and the amount of people saved is minuscule and can be statistically insignificant. However this is compared to a population already receiving prostate screening. Most socialist medical care systems do check quite regularly in their above 50 male population. Prostate gland growths tend to cause difficulty in urination and pretty much the moment someone complains about difficulty you check for any issues regarding the prostate. Often the issue is that prostate cancers affect people post 70 years of age and it’s not really worth removing it since the mortality rate is quite high.
However it doesn’t stop natural news from asking questions retarded questions and making insane statements about medicine.
However I do leave you with this
“Isn’t that quackery to keep using something that doesn’t work while marketing it to patients as if it did work? It’s not just false advertising — it’s bad medicine! And if it were being done in any other industry, someone would probably get arrested.
If you sold a car that turned out to be a lemon and didn’t run, you could be sued. If you sold a financial product but completely misrepresented it to your customers, that would be considered criminal fraud.”
Yes it is Mike Ranger. Yes it is.