Understanding Prostate Cancer with Dr. David Samadi

Dr. David Samadi is the chief of robotic surgery and chairperson of urology at Lenox Hill Hospital. He has also been certified by the hospital’s board to practice urology and the treatment of prostate cancer. David was born in Iran but moved to Belgium in 1979 as a result of the Iranian Revolution. He went on to further his studies in London before moving to the U.S. He studied with a full scholarship for his first degree at Stony Brook University where he had specialized in biochemistry.

Later on, he joined the Stony Brook School of Medicine to become a medical doctor. As of the year 2000, he had completed his postgraduate training in proctology and urology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center respectively. Dr. Samadi has since become a fellow at Herni Mondor Hospital Creteil thanks to the mentorship of Professor Claude Abbou.

There are three prominent politicians who underwent prostate surgery. Mitt Romney was the former Republican presidential nominee. He recently mentioned to the press that he had a slow-growing tumor that had been removed last summer through surgery. According to Mitt, his diagnosis had been done in early 2017. As such, political analysts saw Mitt’s move to inform the public about his health as a way of getting back to the political scene. He is said to be eyeing the Senatorial seat currently occupied by Orrin Hatch, who is to vacate it soon. Orrin represents Utah in the Senate.

Another political figure with the same experience is Colin Powell, the former secretary of state. In 2003, he had his prostate gland removed through a surgery done at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. John Kerry was running for the presidency in 2002. During that time, he got news that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He also was treated with surgery. All of these political figures have not experienced any recurrence. To know more about him click here.

According to recent statistics by the Department of Health, at least 161,360 men had been diagnosed with the disease in 2017 alone. As of 2018, it is estimated that there would be at least 164,690 cases. Recent findings show that men who are 65 years and above are most likely to be diagnosed with this disease. Interestingly, prostate cancer is extremely rare for men in their 40s. However, for men who are in their retirement age, at least six out of 10 will be diagnosed with the prostate cancer. A case in example, Mitt Romney was diagnosed when he turned 70.