Mitt Romney, Colin Powell, and John Kerry are prominent American politicians, but they have more in common than just politics; They are prostate cancer survivors. While they were diagnosed with prostate cancer at different times, each of them opted for surgical prostate cancer treatment regimen.
In an article published on Huff Post, Dr. David Samadi, a respected urologist, throws his weight behind surgery, as a prostate cancer treatment method. Dr. David Samadi, also known as a celebrity doctor, argues that surgery, especially when prostate cancer is budding, is a proven treatment method with survival rates, in some instances, at almost 100 percent.
Apart from increased chances of survival, surgery, unlike the use of radiation to combat prostate cancer, does not foster the development of secondary cancer. Several studies have concluded that the use of radiation to treat prostate cancer may lead to rectal or bladder cancers. In addition, radiation could complicate prostate cancer to the extent that surgery may become an unviable treatment option.
The successful use of surgery to treat prostate cancer depends on some factors chief among them is the experience of the oncologisturologist involved. An experienced urologist with many successful surgeries is likely to perform a life-saving surgery. Dr. David Samadi warns of several complications associated with prostate cancer surgery such as loss of urinary continence.
Dr. David Samadi
He is the serving chairman of urology and chief of robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. David Samadi is an experienced urologist, well versed in traditional open surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He has dedicated his career spanning over a decade to in time diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Prior to joining Lenox, Dr. David Samadi was based at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.
Dr. David Samadi gained the title “celebrity doctor” owing to his frequent appearance on television, radio, the internet, social media, etc. In addition, Dr. David Samadi dispenses his medical advice through books, speaking engagements, and publications in leading medical journals. Starting in 2011 through 2016, Dr. David Samadi was a host of “Sunday Housecall” on Fox News Channel. To learn more about us: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/dr-david-samadi click here.
Dr. David Samadi was born in Iran, leaving the country in 1979 following the Iranian Revolution. He first settled in Belgium before moving to London and eventually the U.S. He completed his high school studies and most of his college education in the U.S.