A recent announcement from former Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney has once again shined a spotlight on and brought to the forefront discussion of a health issue many men might prefer to ignore. That issue is a diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer, a cancer of the male reproductive system, is the second most common form of cancer affecting men in the United States. The prostate is a small gland about the size of a walnut that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Men sixty-five or older are the ones most likely to get prostate cancer. In 2017 alone approximately 161,360 American men were diagnosed with the disease. Romney’s cancer was treated successfully with surgery. His surgeon, Dr. Thomas Ahlering of UC Irvine Hospital in California now has him on the road to recovery.
— Dr. David Samadi (@drdavidsamadi) February 22, 2016
If you are one of the unfortunate ones who receives a diagnosis of prostate cancer, where should you go for help? The first stop you should make on the road to health and healing is the office of a qualified and experienced urologist/oncologist. A man like Dr. David Samadi should be your first line of defense when battling prostate cancer.
Dr. Samuel Samadi is a brilliant and celebrated board certified urologist. The diagnosis and treatment of urological diseases and cancers affecting the prostate, kidney, and bladder are his specialty. Samadi an Iranian Jew was forced into exile as a young man because of the Revolution of 1979. His separation from his family was a hardship on he and his brother, but they were resolute in their determination to make their parents proud of them. David Samadi never abandoned his dream to become a doctor and studied in Belgium, London, and the U.S. to make the dream a reality.
Dr. Samadi attended Stony Brook University on a full scholarship and earned a degree in biochemistry. He received a masters degree from S.U.N.Y, Stony Brook School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New York, and studied and trained at Montefiore Medical Center and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is one of the few doctors trained in all three areas of surgery.
Dr. Samadi is an advocate of surgery over radiation when treating prostate cancer especially if the cancer is localized.