As is well known by now, Former Governor of Utah and 2012 Republican Nominee for President Mitt Romney has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Fortunately, he has also been cured of the cancer through prostate surgery treatment.
Prostate cancer is a very common form of cancer among men who are in their sixties or older. It is not that common among young men. Many people get prostate cancer when they get older. Some of them get radiation treatment in order to treat the prostate cancer. However, Mitt Romney did not get radiation treatment. Instead, he got prostate surgery. There are other politicians who have had prostate cancer and have gotten prostate surgery in order to treat it. Colin Powell is one of them. So is John Kerry, the former Secretary of State under the Obama Administration.
Dr. David Samadi is a well known expert on prostate cancer and has developed a unique SMART method that uses precision surgery to treat prostate cancer. He says that he often recommends that patients get prostate surgery instead of radiation. This is especially when the cancer has not yet spread to other parts of the body. In such a case, if the cancer is localized and concentrated in the prostate gland, the survival rate of having prostate surgery is almost one hundred percent. On the other hand, radiation can have serious side effects. First of all, there is a good chance that even if the prostate cancer goes away, a secondary form of cancer can develop in the bladder and other areas of the body as a result of the radiation. In addition, patients who get radiation are twice as likely to die from prostate cancer than patients who get prostate surgery to treat their cancer. In addition, they are less likely to live longer than people who get prostate surgery. Therefore, he always recommends that his patients consider prostate surgery if their situation allows it. He will sit down with his patients to discuss the pros and cons of both treatment methods.
Dr. David Samadi says that fortunately, prostate surgery has worked out well for John Kerry and Mitt Romney.
Dr. David Samadi is the Chief of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is also the head of robotic surgery. He developed the SMART method for treating prostate cancer with precision surgery.
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