Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA
Prostate cancer is now a bigger killer than breast cancer.
However, rampant sexism in the media means that breast cancer gets far more coverage than prostate cancer.
On the rare occasions when prostate cancer is discussed, celebrities are invariably seen telling men to have the standard PSI test done – to find out whether or not they have early stage prostate cancer.
This is, to put it politely, absolute bollocks.
And it is rather a pity since the medical establishments in both the UK and the USA now agree with my long standing advice that the standard prostate test (PSI) which is widely recommended is not only useless but actually does more harm than good.
There are, however, many doctors and clinics making money out of offering the test.
So, I have no doubt it will continue to be offered, recommended, promoted and sold.
Copyright Vernon Coleman 2018