Unnecessary to have prostate screening

I WISH to draw attention to the following facts with reference to Singapore Urological Association president Dr Michael Wong Yuet Chen's letter yesterday ('Prostate cancer screening: Careful risk assessment vital'). First, the person credited with the discovery of prostate specific antigen (PSA), Professor Richard Ablin of the University of Arizona Medical School, has expressed remorse for his discovery. He said recently that the current practice in the United States of administering the PSA test for the annual screening of prostate cancer in men of age 50 and older is a 'hugely expensive public health disaster'. He said that the PSA testing cannot detect prostate and, more importantly, it cannot distinguish between the two types of prostate cancer - the one that will kill you and the one that will not. Second, an editorial by Professor Michael J. Barry in the highly respe...

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