Mitt Romney was the presidential nominee for the Republican party. He had a prostate surgery a few months ago for a tumor detected in his body in early last year. It was an indication that Romney would run for the US. Senate position in Utah when he made public his health history. An experienced doctor called Thomas Alhering who works at the UC Irvine Hospital performed the surgery.

Older men are highly susceptible to prostate cancer. Most of the cases are detected in men aged above 64 years and rarely diagnosed before the age of 40. David celebrated his 70th birthday in 2017. The average age of diagnosis of prostate cancer in men is around sixty-six.

In the history of United States of America, there are many other instances of politicians who got successful treatment for prostate cancer. For example, Colin Powell underwent a prostate surgery to remove his prostate gland at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center when he was the secretary of state. In 2002 when John Kerry was running for the post of President of United States, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer as well and was treated with surgery.

Any man diagnosed with prostate cancer has to decide on which procedure the treatment should be conducted such as radiation or surgical treatment. As a result, it is critical to discuss the pros and cons with the patients, so they understand what they face.

Various researchers have indicated that prostate cancer in patients with the illness confined to the prostate gland recovers early with surgery as compared to radiation treatment. Dr. David Samadi recommends surgery over radiation and has reasons to support his recommendations. First, The likelihood of men treated with radiation to die is twice vis-a-viz those treated with surgery. Secondly, men treated with radiation get exposed to secondary cancer as a result of the possible effects radiation can cause to the particular part of the body.

The Chairman of Urology, Chief Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. David Samadi is also a seasoned urologist and specializes in the diagnosis as well as the treatment of prostate cancer.

Born in the Persian Jewish community, Dr. David Samadi went to the United States where he attended high school in Roslyn, New York. He would acquire a degree in biochemistry at the Stony Brook University and later joint the Montefiore Medical Center where he earned his postgraduate training in urology. Dr. David Samadi first practiced at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.

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