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Dr. David Samadi on Mitt Romney’s prognosis

Posted on February 15, 2018 in Doctors

Dr. David Samadi first practiced at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and then joined Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in 2007 becoming the Vice Chair of the Department of Urology. On top of this, he has over ten publications and was a guest on Fox and Friends to discuss if women should pay more for healthcare. Dr. David Samadi wrote on Mitt Romney’s prostate cancer prognosis being good after his surgery.

Mitt Romney announced that he was diagnosed with a slow-growing prostate tumor and was having surgery to remove it. Which, we can only assume that the announcement was due to the fact that he planned to run for the Senate seat in Utah. His surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas Ahlering at UC Irvine Hospital in California. Romney’s prognosis is good and joins thousands of men who are diagnosed.

Prostate cancer develops in older men about six out of ten cases are men fifty-five or older. Mitt Romney is not the first politician to be diagnosed with prostate cancer two others and even John Kerry was diagnosed while running for president of the united states. Cancer patients have two choices for treatment surgery or radiation. Catching prostate cancer early on is best and it is recommended by Dr. David Samadi to have surgery to remove cancer. One reason being is that patients treated with radiation are more likely to die from prostate cancer. A second reason is that radiation brings an exposure to form second cancer such as a bladder or rectal cancer.

Patients who choose surgery have 100% survival rate whereas radiation you have a 30% of living past five years after diagnosis because of the risk of it not working and cancer spreading. Also, men having surgery on their prostate should always search their doctor’s success rate on surgeries in regard to cancer return, urinary continence, and sexual function after the removal of the prostate. Mitt Romney, Colin Powell, and John Kerry each chose surgery and all three have not had a return in their cancer and no negative side effects. We wish Mitt Romney good Health and Good Luck in his political career.

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