Cancer is among the leading killer diseases in the world. Successful treatment of cancer is determined by the stage of detection or rather prognosis. Among the most notable cancer diseases is prostate cancer. Cancer develops in older men aged above 65 years. There are rare cases reported in men below the age of 40.
In the United States, influential personalities have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The most recent was Mitt Romney, a Republican presidential nominee. He joined other political leaders including former Secretary of State Colin Powell and 2002 Presidential Candidate and former Secretary of State John Kerry. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 164,690 cases will be confirmed. The estimates indicate an increase in the number of cases of prostate cancer from 161,360 recorded in 2017.
According to Dr. David Samadi, a person diagnosed with prostate cancer should always seek guidance from a qualified and experienced urologist/oncologist. The renowned urologist/oncologist advises that the patient should be taken through the available treatment options for an informed decision.
The three men, Romney, Powell, and Kerry, chose to undergo surgery instead of radiation treatment. However, Dr. Samadi advises patients to inquire the number of successful operations their preferred surgeon has undertaken. The questions should also cover rate of reoccurrence, sexual function, and urinary continence after the surgery.
He goes further to recommend surgery over radiation. Dr. David Samadi points out that radiation treatment increases the chances of death besides the potential to cause secondary cancer. Surgery is associated with an almost 100% survival rate.
Dr. David Samadi’s medical advice is a result of excellent educational background and professional experience spanning decades. He fled Iran after the Iranian Revolution in 1979. He went to schools in London, Belgium, and the United States. He graduated with a degree in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University and later joined the University’s School of Medicine.
Dr. David Samadi honed his urologist skills at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His specialty in urology covers prostate cancer, kidney, and bladder cancer.
His excellence in the field propelled him to various esteemed positions. He is the Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He was also appointed as Professor of Urology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. In addition to these positions, Dr. David Samadi features on Fox News to discuss a variety of topics in the medical field. He also writes blogs and other medical publications.