This was written by Sivaprasad Madduri, MD, a urologist at NorthWest Clinic, Poplar Bluff, MO.
Editor's Note: The following poem was written by Sivaprasad Madduri, MD, a urologist at NorthWest Clinic, Poplar Bluff, MO.
I’m PSA, Prostate Specific AntigenProtein secretion prostate glandCirculate in bloodAnnual screening in elderlyHigher a man’s PSALikely cancer present in the prostateAcclaimed the best tumor markerPrevailed at the top of the ladder for three decades
Healthy men no longer receive PSA
Recommendation U.S.Preventive services Task Force
PSA doesn’t save lives
Unnecessary more tests
More morbidity, pain
Impotence and incontinence
To name a few, I was blamed for
317 thousand new cases41 thousand deaths prostate cancer claims per yearSince I hit the horizonMore diagnosed earlyMade the cancer treatableAssure cure in mostBrought the death rate down
Don’t draw a Biblical Line
PSA helps men more at risk
Young men with long life expectancy
Men with family history, and
Those with rapidly rising PSA
Mammograms, PSA’s and Chest X-RaysAre here to stayHelp the hostImprove their healthMake them live longerOffend me not, thoseRegulations don’t make senseLast laugh could be mine.