Although prostate cancer is rampant among American men—aged 65 or older, it is among the least understood diseases. Thanks to urologists such as Dr. David Samadi, who have made it a goal to create awareness about prostate cancer and the available treatment methods.
Dr. David Samadi’s recent article on Huff Post is informative and scary in equal measure. The article, drawing statistics from the American Cancer Society, predicts over 164 thousand new cases of prostate cancer in 2018. Based on 2017’s statistics, over 29 thousand American men will succumb to death because of prostate cancer this year.
But Dr. David Samadi is convinced that early diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer is the only proven way of beating back prostate cancer. Available treatment methods include surgery and radiation. Dr. David Samadi, however, recommends surgery over radiation, especially if the disease is localized. And he puts forward convincing reasons in support of his stance.
Radiation, in Dr. David Samadi’s view, is capable of causing secondary problems to a prostate cancer patients. Cases of rectal and bladder cancers developing after extensive radiation sessions are common. Dr. David Samadi suggests that if a prostate cancer patient chooses radiation and the disease proves to be stubborn, urologists find it challenging to administer surgical treatment procedures on such a patient. In addition, studies have demonstrated that prostate cancer patients treated with radiation are twice as likely to die sooner than the patients who opted for surgical procedures.
Closely related to the method of treatment is the experience of the physician administering the treatment. Dr. David Samadi advises prostate cancer patients to vet their urologist(s) thoroughly based on their experience and number of successful surgeries. Other factors include the physician’s commitment to urinary continence and sexual function after surgery or radiation.
Prominent men have beat cancer and are a testimony to the fact that prostate cancer is a treatable disease. Mitt Romney, Colin Powell, and John Kerry are popular politicians, who many people may be aware—or unaware—that they were diagnosed with prostate can and each chose surgery, and they are currently prostate cancer free.
Dr. David Samadi
Health care enthusiasts must be aware of Dr. David Samadi, as he frequently appears on television, internet, social media, etc. He is a respected urologist based at Lenox Hill Hospital; He is in charge of the medical facility’s urology and robotic surgery. Dr. David Samadi has dedicated his career to all matters prostate cancer, diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. David Samadi’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/DrDavidSamadi/