Dr. David Samadi’s Take on Surgery Versus Radiation Therapy to Treat Localised Prostate Cancer

Being diagnosed with prostate cancer is a traumatizing experience. Prostate cancer is a common cancer, ranking second to skin cancer regarding prevalence in American men. The American Cancer Society forecasts that 164,690 American men will receive the shocking news in the year that they have prostate cancer. Out of those who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018, about 29 thousand of them will succumb to prostate cancer.

Researchers have established that over 90 percent of prostate cancer patients are diagnosed with localized cancer, affecting only the prostate gland. Such patients have to choose between radiotherapy and surgery treatment regimens. Surgery, however, is proving to be a more effective prostate cancer treatment method if the recent study by Canadian researchers is anything to go by. The study titled “Surgery Versus Radiotherapy for Clinically-localized Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis,” was concluded on the note that indeed surgery is more superior to radiation therapy at treating localized prostate gland.

Dr. David Samadi, a Lenox Hill Hospital-based urologist, agrees with the Canadian study, adding that radiation therapy fosters the development of secondary cancers. Rectal and bladder cancers arise primarily because of mutations at cellular level nurtured by radiation therapy sessions. Dr. David Samadi uses the cases of Mitt Romney, Colin Powell, and John Kerry, who were diagnosed with prostate cancers and each chose surgical prostate removal procedures. They are presently in good health, prostate cancer free. In fact, rumors are rife that Romney is considering running for the U.S Senate seat in Utah when Orrin Hatch retires.

However, even with studies heaping praises on the effectiveness of surgery as a prostate cancer treatment regimen, Dr. David Samadi warns a lot could go wrong if surgical procedures are not administered correctly. Some of the leading complications include loss of urinary continence and altered sexual functionality.

Dr. David Samadi

He is the leading champion of early diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Dr. David Samadi is well versed in all matters prostate cancer including open traditional, laparoscopic, and robotic prostate surgeries.

Dr. David Samadi is known as a celebrity doctor, a title he earned owing to his extensive media exposure. He was the host of “Sunday Housecall” on Fox News Channel starting in 2011 to 2016. He regularly leverages his online presence to dispense medical advice to Americans not only on prostate cancer but also the state of the health care industry and other pertinent issues.

Dr. David Samadi’s Social Media: twitter.com/drdavidsamadi

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