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  1. But you did not answer my second question

    Meaning what alternative is there for screening? There’s no current recommendation to screen for it because of what I’ve essentially outlined. PSA screening hasn’t been shown to improve mortality and puts people at a higher risk than having an assymptomatic elevation. Obviously if someone is having symptoms concerning for a mass or a prostatic growth, than your management may change, but that’s not an asymptomatic screening test at that point. Basically if you’re an older male it’s not required or recommended to get a PSA done. You can obviously talk to your doc about it and the grade D rec can be outlined, and you can still likely decide to do it, but it isn’t something your primary care provider should coerce you to do


  2. Kennedy Monday

     

    Almost no chance, but I think he has the physical gifts to beat anyone. 

     

    With the top two guys (at least pre-season wise) injured, it is at least interesting

     

    Yes, I know he has Lavallee in the first round and will likely be bonused right away.

     

    I get why people might be high on Monday for his future, but I don't get all the love he is getting as a sleeper this year. Has the one win over Berger but has plenty of weird losses. 

     

    Lavallee also tech falled him in December so it's a really rough draw for Monday, who likely has a nice future 


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    PSA use for screening of prostate cancer has a grade D from the USPSTF, meaning that the service outweighs the benefit and that it's not a recommended test. Reasons for this could be unnecessary biopsy or a surgery like a radical prostatectomy for elevated PSA, which can lead to complications like incontinence, infertility, and impotence. Research has shown it's an ineffective way to screen. PSA is a tumor marker used to which is better used for follow up post resection to follow recurrence.

     

    If you think they ever do biopsies based solely off of a psa test, you're very mistaken. It's a screening tool, meaning it helps to tell if you're at risk. And yes it's more reliable as a way to follow progress of the disease or the recovery, but it is still used often as a way to HELP tell if someone is at risk. If there's a false positive, they follow up with other methods of testing before any biopsy is done. Unless of course you have the worst doctor in the world.

     

    I explained above why it's a grade D. It's not recommended as a screening tool and one of the reasons was elevations were helping lead to things like unnecessary biopsies, which lead to further complications. It's all in the research the USPSTF put together in order to make it a grade D recommendation. I did not say above that PSA was used to purely determine biopsy, but research has shown conclusively that the risks outweigh any benefit. Please go look further, but I'm pretty confident in what I'm laying out here seeing as that's what medical education teaches 


  4. Oh really?  So what's the alternative to early detection of prostate cancer?

     

     From Mayo Clinic:  "Prostate cancer screening can help identify cancer early on, when treatment is most effective. And a normal PSA test, combined with a digital rectal exam, can help reassure you that it's unlikely you have prostate cancer.

    But getting a PSA test for prostate cancer may not be necessary for some men, especially men 70 and older."

     

    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/prostate-cancer/in-depth/prostate-cancer/art-20048087

     

    PSA use for screening of prostate cancer has a grade D from the USPSTF, meaning that the service outweighs the benefit and that it's not a recommended test. Reasons for this could be unnecessary biopsy or a surgery like a radical prostatectomy for elevated PSA, which can lead to complications like incontinence, infertility, and impotence. Research has shown it's an ineffective way to screen. PSA is a tumor marker used to which is better used for follow up post resection to follow recurrence.

     

    https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/prostate-cancer-screening


  5. Prostate-specific antigen, or PSA. Guys, if yer over 50, Get It Checked! And don't forget the palpation, very important.

    (sage advice from the Medicine_Man)

     

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    PSA screening actually isn’t recommended these days just so everyone knows


  6. Kasper lost to Nick Nevills in his last match at the 2017 NCAAs, has his younger brother AJ (who trained with the NLWC last year)  in his 1st match at the 2018 NCAAs.

     

    And WTF? JonJay wins EIWAs, is rewarded with a 16 seed, and gets Isaiah Martinez 2nd match.

     

    The Finesilver with the best record has Zahid 1st match.  Ouch.

     

    The Finesilver with the best record is actually the 12 seed at 157. Tough draw for Matt Finesilver who shredded 12 seed Przysbysz earlier in the season 


  7. They have had some good recruiting classes on paper, but many haven't really materialized, including several prominent Pa kids.  Fox Baldwin is gone, Garrett Peppelmen hasn't really panned out.  Phillipi transferred to Pitt.  Krivus is solid, but probably not a qualifier. Hopefully, Cam Coy and Brian Courtney will develop as RS this year. 

     

    Mueller and Hayes are very good, and Atkinson is solid at 165, but is a RS Senior 

     

    Krivus will qualify. We'll have to see where some of there recruits pan out. They did just put a guy in the finals last year


  8. I know I am coming late to this party but I didn't think it was so bad?   First off they made it very clear that they love the team  and the guys, no matter what.  I don't know if you know this but not all coaches say that or feel that way.  In fact some treat kids like crap and there is absolutely no feeling of team or support, to say nothing about love!.  Speeches, some good, some bad, Ive heard a lot worse.

     

    The speech itself is just disjointed. It goes from dark places to fun and laughs. The idea behind it really didn't come together 


  9. With the need for advanced degrees now, no one really cares where you go to undergrad, it's graduate school that counts.

     

    This isn't necessarily true though because the so called "prestige" of your undergraduate school can give you some kind of advantage in applying to graduate schools. It isn't everything, but in many fields the name recognition still matters. And these schools often have well built alumni networks which helps in job placement 


  10. Duke has put someone on the podium in each year after Lanham's first, has had 9 guys nationally ranked, has taken half the lineup to nationals without much funding, and has produced teams within the top 10 of the GPA ranking. Their two All Americans in that span, Hartmann and Kasper, were only recruited by one D1 school. This is all after scoring 0 points the year prior to hiring Glen Lanham. The staff is continuing to produce and develop high level wrestlers 


  11. The technique database was a pretty awesome touch years ago for any wrestler that had an account. I know they've pushed a lot of these "behind the dirt" videos, but having some way to access some of this old content would certainly be a nice touch. Hoping for a videos tab in the new layout as well for an easier way to get to more recent content that isn't covered as well on the homepage. I'm guessing some of these things will get done once they further work with the new layout 

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