Mitt Romney, a former presidential candidate for the Republican party, recently needed prostate surgery to tackle a tumor before it developed into something major; the fact that he has publicly announced this recently shows that he most likely will be running for Utah’s senate seat. Dr. Thomas Ahlering was Mitt Romney’s surgeon for the operation, which ended in success and the tumor was removed. Dr. David Samadi took this opportunity to give information about prostate cancer.
— Dr. David Samadi (@drdavidsamadi) February 22, 2018
Dr. David Samadi is known for many achievements and titles, including Chief of Robotic Surgery in New York City, Chairman of Urology, and the Professor of Urology at Hofstra School of Medicine for his innovative accomplishments. Dr. Samadi’s background is quite remarkable as well; he fled Iran in 1979 to complete his education and studied at an abundance of schools, all furthering his career in medicine.
3/5 of men 65 and older develop prostate cancer, averaging to the age of 66. When faced with this type of cancer, a decision has to be made on whether to go through radiation or surgery. Dr. Samadi stated that he always looks at the negatives and positives for each patient, but that he usually prefers surgery over radiation if the cancer is only in the prostate gland; one of the reasons is that the general success rate is higher in surgery under that condition and that the possibility of another cancer becomes higher after radiation. Dr. Samadi also commented, patients treated with radiation are twice as likely to die from prostate cancer and one- and-a-half times more likely to die sooner than men with had prostate cancer treated with surgery.”
When faced with prostate cancer, the best thing to do is to consult with a surgeon experienced in dealing with prostate cancer (who also has bountiful successful surgeries) to better decide what choice is best for each individual. Different treatments provide different effects afterward, so it’s best to be prepared by knowing the details of the surgeon’s performance.
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