Prostate cancer is prevalent in American men. In fact, it ranks second after skin cancer as the most common cancer in American men. The American cancer society predictions for 2018 stress the prevalence of prostate cancer in American men. The society expects over 165 thousand new cases of prostate cancer and 29 thousand deaths as a result of the disease.
In 2017, 161,360 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer. Mitt Romney, the former Republican presidential nominee, was among those diagnosed with prostate cancer last year. Romney joined the long list of American politicians including John Kerry, Colin Powell, etc. who have had a brush with prostate cancer. Like Kerry and Powell, Romney opted for surgery as opposed to undergoing radiation sessions meant to treat prostate cancer. And just like Kerry and Powell, Romney is a survivor of prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer ceased to be a death sentence disease, especially when diagnosed in time, according to Dr. David Samadi—a popular American urologist. Early diagnosis and treatment are the surest ways of beating back prostate cancer. The method of treatment (whether radiation or surgery) is a critical determinant of whether a patient survives prostate cancer or otherwise.
After many years of research and practice in diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, Dr. David Samadi is convinced that surgery is superior to radiation, especially when prostate cancer is budding. And the Lenox Hill Hospital-based urologist has many reasons to believe so. Dr. David Samadi draws from a study published in the journal “European Urology,” which was concluded on the premise that surgery is more effective than radiation therapy at treating localized prostate cancer. In addition, Dr. Samadi emphasizes that radiation therapy is capable of altering the human body at the cellular level resulting in secondary cancers. Rectal and bladder cancers are common among prostate cancer patients that opted for radiotherapy over surgery. What ‘s more, prostate cancer patients who choose radiation therapy are more likely—twice as likely—to die sooner than their counterparts, whose prostates are removed surgically.
Dr. David Samadi
A board-certified urologist, Dr. David Samadi is one of the most sought-after urologists in the U.S. The fact that he was the highest paid doctor—earning $7.6 million—in New York in 2012 speaks to the trust that people have on him.
Dr. David Samadi has been practicing medicine for over a decade. He started out his career at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. He later moved to Mt. Sinai School of Medicine before commencing his tenure at Lenox.
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