Dr. David Samadi, a leading American urologist, wrote an informative article on Huff Post, detailing why prostate surgery is more effective than radiotherapy at treating localized cancer. The article uses the experiences of Colin Powell and John Kerry, both of whom were diagnosed with prostate cancer and survived the ordeal.
Mitt Romney, the 70th Governor of Massachusetts and later the Republican Party’s nominee for President of the United States, recently joined Kerry, Powell and other American men who beat back prostate cancer. Romney was among 161,360 men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017. Romney, luckily, was among over 130 thousand men who survived the disease.
Romney, Kerry, and Powell had the dilemma of picking a treatment method, and they opted for their prostates to be removed surgically. Dr. Thomas Ahlering surgically removed Romney’s prostate at UC Irvine Hospital. Romney is said to be in good health; The news that he is preparing to replace Orrin Hatch when he retires speaks to his perfect health after the life-saving surgery.
Dr. David Samadi’s article is an eye-opener for prostate cancer patients, who are torn between surgery and radiation therapy. Radiation therapy, according to Dr. David Samadi, is responsible for secondary cancers in prostate cancer patients. Such cancers include those of the rectum and the bladder. Radiation therapy, additionally, is criticized for sudden deaths in prostate cancer patients. Men treated with radiation are twice as likely to die from prostate cancer compared to their counterparts who chose surgery.
Surgically removing a man’s prostate upon testing positive for prostate cancer guarantees almost 100 percent chances of survival, especially if the cancer is localized—according to Dr. David Samadi. Statistics indicate that over 90 percent of American men diagnosed with prostate cancer have the disease affecting only the prostate. Men who opt for radiation and later on decide to go under the knife may develop serious complications, with urologists stressing that it is challenging to perform surgery after radiation therapy.
Dr. David Samadi
The renowned urologist is based at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is in charge of robotic surgery and urology departments at the medical facility. Dr. David Samadi stresses the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. He is known in the American health care industry as a “celebrity doctor,’’ because he frequents television, the internet, social media, medical publications, etc. He has a significant following on the internet because his speaking engagements are informative.
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