In 1964, a Persian Jew family from Iran celebrated the birth of a baby boy. The happy parents named him David Samadi.
One day when he was 15 years old, David and his brother had to flee their home.
The Iranian revolution of 1979 forced him and his brother to leave their parents behind and escape to Belgium, but they ended up in America. David, an aspiring doctor, enrolled at the Stony Brook School of Medicine. He majored in biochemistry and completed with honors.
In 1994, he earned an M.D. at the school of medicine in the same institution. He underwent postgraduate training at Montefiore Medical Center. He enrolled for an oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with a major in Proctology (a branch of medicine that deals with disorders in the anus, colon, and rectum).
David Samadi is a distinguished doctor. He has received many embellishments in his prolific career, such as Vitals’ Patients’ Choice Award, Castle Connolly Top Doctor’s, and Most Compassionate Doctor.
Prostate cancer is the growth of cancerous cells in the prostate gland. The condition occurs in men above the age of 40. The symptoms are hard to detect, and they are only felt if the cancer grows near a man’s urinary tract. If cancer grows here, there will be difficulty and pain when passing urine.
There are several methods of treating this cancer. One can choose either radiation or surgery. Dr. David Samadi advises patients on each treatment method to make them understand the effects.
The doctor recommends surgery because exposure to radiation could cause re-occurrence of cancer. Dr. David Samadi performed a successful prostate cancer surgery on Mitt Romney. Romney has had to come clean on his medical history if he hopes to clinch the U.S. Senate seat.
Mitt Romney is not alone. Other prominent leaders in the US have also undergone successful surgeries to treat prostate cancer — among them, Colin Powell and John Kerry. Choosing radiation over surgery when treating prostate cancer shortens the survival rate by one and a half time. With radiation, some cancer cells could spread outside the prostate gland and cause secondary cancer.
David Samadi urges the men who have this cancer to seek advice from qualified urologists to help them choose the best treatment method.