Over 160 thousand new cases of prostate cancer were uncovered in 2017, according to the National Cancer Institute. Over 26 thousand men succumbed to death as a result of prostate cancer during the same year. The American Cancer Society predicts that over 164 thousand new cases of prostate cancer will be confirmed in 2018. The cancer is predominant in older men—65 years or older; In fact, six men out of 10 diagnosed with prostate cancer are aged 65 or older.
Many prominent men have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. They include Colin Powell, John Kerry, Mitt Romney, etc. Romney case is the most recent, having been diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017. One thing is common among the three men: they beat prostate cancer. Romney, just like Powell and Kerry, chose surgery as opposed to radiation for treatment.
Dr. David Samadi, a renowned urologist with a bias in favor of the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, is convinced that surgery is the way to go, concerning the treatment of prostate cancer. The physician, presently based at Lenox Hill Hospital, recently penned an informative article at Huff Post contributor’s column alluding that surgery is superior to radiation, especially when prostate cancer is localized—affecting only the prostate gland. According to Dr. David Samadi, men that opt for radiation instead of surgery are not only twice more likely to die from prostate cancer but also more likely to die sooner than men that settle on surgery as their preferred treatment method.
Apart from the alarming statistics that Dr. David Samadi put forward, he argues that radiation as a mode of combating prostate cancer is likely to result in secondary cancer. Cancer of the bladder and that of the rectum may arise as a result of the harmful effects of radiation. Even more worrying is the revelation that physicians find it extremely difficult to perform surgery on men who opted for radiation and later on experienced a resurgence of prostate cancer. Dr. David Samadi’s parting shot to men—diagnosed with prostate cancer—is to strive to find an experienced and qualified urologist, who will guide them to beating back prostate cancer.
More about Dr. David Samadi
He is also known as a celebrity doctor, owing to his frequent appearances on television, the internet, social media, etc. He is in charge of urology and robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. Prior to joining Lenox, Dr. David Samadi was served as a senior fellow regarding prostate cancer at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.
For details: inspirery.com/dr-david-samadi/