Prostate Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases to affect older men. One of those affected by the deadly disease was former Republican Presidental candidate Mitt Romney. After early detection and a surgical procedure, Dr. David Samadi offers a healthy outlook for the politician.
— Dr. David Samadi (@drdavidsamadi) February 7, 2018
The prostate in question was a slow-growing tumor. Once the tumor was detected, Mr. Romney underwent a surgical procedure performed by Dr. Thomas Ahlering at the University of Irvine Hospital. Mr. Romney was one of over 161,000 men who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in the last year.
So how common is prostate cancer? In older men, it is extremely common. In fact, six in ten men over the age of 65 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. The most common age for a man to be diagnosed with prostate cancer is around the age of 66. Mr. Romney was 70 years old when the procedure was performed.
While Mr. Romney is the highest profile politician to undergo prostate surgery, he is not the only political figure to undergo the procedure. In fact, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former Secretary of State Colin Powell underwent a procedure for his prostate in 2003. Before that, former Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry underwent a similar procedure in the year 2002.
After reviewing a number of prostate cases, Dr. David Samadi strongly recommends surgery over radiation. One of the main reasons Dr. Samadi recommends surgery is to prevent the side effects associated with chemotherapy. Citing the increased number of deaths of chemotherapy patients as opposed to surgery patients, Dr. Samadi is an avid proponent of having patients go under the knife. In Dr. David Samadi’s own words, the survival rate of men who have their prostate’s removed by surgery is one hundred percent. Seeing that Mr. Romney opted to have surgery on his prostate, it appears that the former presidential candidate and the possible future Senatorial candidate will be on the road to a full recovery.
Dr. David Samadi is a Urologist as well as the head of the Urology Department and the Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lennox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Dr. Samadi received his undergraduate degree at Stony Brook University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. Apon graduation, Dr. Samadi received his medical training at the Montefiore Medical Center in Creteil, France.
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