Not long ago, Mitt Romney revealed to the world that he had undergone prostate surgery. Reliable sources state that Mitt had been diagnosed with a slow-growing neoplasm earlier in the year. Giving away his health record to the public is an indication that Mitt Romney is eyeing for a senate seat.

The former presidential nominee was treated in California at UC Irvine Hospital by Dr. Thomas Ahlering, a respected physician. Mitt’s prospect is listed among the 161,360 men diagnosed with prostate cancer over the last year. Estimates indicate that in this year, 164,690 new cases of prostate cancer are expected.

According to research, prostate cancer is common among older men aged 65 and above. Henceforth, Mitt’s case is no way different as he should turn 71 come next month. Mitt was not the first politician to undergo prostate surgery successfully. Back in 2003, Colin Powell made it to the headlines after going through a prostate gland removal. Also in 2002, John Kerry underwent the treatment.

The cancer tumors can either be removed via surgery or radiation, a decision that the patients must be involved in picking. According to Dr. David Samadi, every physician is expected to discuss with the patients the pros and cons of each process to allow an eloquent decision making.

However, Dr. Samadi insists on surgery in case the tumor appear to have not spread beyond the prostate. Reports also indicate that patients treated via radiation are more likely to die from prostate cancer as compared to those who undergo surgery. Also, via radiation, patients are exposed to the risk of secondary cancer, a situation that makes Dr. Samadi advocate for the surgical treatment.

About Dr. David Samadi

Dr. David Samadi is a celebrated doctor owing to his continued contribution to the health industry. Professionally, Dr. Samadi is an authorized urologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of urological conditions, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, and prostate cancer. However, Samadi’s interest in the field sees him dive deeply into the area hence winning a decent reputation.

Samadi was born in Iran and spend most of his childhood there. However, in 1979, Samadi was forced to flee the country for Belgium together with his brothers. Dr. Samadi pursued his education both in Belgium and London before winning the grand chance of studying in the US. Samadi joined Stony Broke University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. Later, Dr. Samadi enrolled at S.U.N.Y for his master degree and graduated in 1994. Samadi joined the Montefiore Medical Center to pursue his postgraduate training in Urology. Today, Dr. Samadi is a celebrated prostate cancer practitioner and has performed over 7,000 robotic surgeries.

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