Mitt Romney, a former Republic presidential nominee, recently made his health record public when he announced that he had undergone a prostate cancer prognosis. It was not clear why he took that decision, but political analysts opine that he might be preparing himself to run for the U.S Senate seat which will soon be left vacant by the current occupant, Orrin Hatch. According to Dr. David Samadi, the successful surgery was conducted by Dr. Thomas Ahlering at UC Hospital, California. The doctors at the hospital said that his prognosis was good and that there was nothing to worry about. Romney joins over 1,600 other men who were also diagnosed with prostate cancer last year. There has been an increase in the number of prostate cancer cases, and the American Cancer Society has sounded an alarm that more such cases will increase in the coming years.
Prostate cancer mainly occurs in older men of an average age of 66 years. Mitt Romney turned 70 years in March 2017. It is also important to note that Mitt Romney is not the first prominent person to undergo a successful prostate cancer surgery. In 2003, Collin Powel who was serving as secretary of state at that time underwent a similar operation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Another case was that of John Kerry. He was informed by doctors that he had prostate cancer at a time when he was running for president of the United States in 2002. He was also treated and declared cancer free.
According to Dr. David Samadi, when someone is diagnosed with prostate cancer, they always have two options for treatment. The first one is radiation while the other is surgery. As a result of the technology and recent discoveries such as robotic surgery, most people are opting for surgery, and that is the case with both politicians who were diagnosed with the disease. For anyone diagnosed with prostate cancer, the best thing is always to find experienced urologist for advice on how to go about with their treatment.
About Dr. David Samadi
Dr. David Samadi is a renowned urologist who has conducted several successful surgeries in his career. He is the current chairman of Urology and chief of robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York. He has held this position since 2012. Dr. Samdi is also an innovator. He recently came up with Samadi Modern Advanced Robotic Technique (SMART), a treatment method that has been proved to work better than the conventional methods.