Millions of men all over the world get diagnosed with prostate cancer every year, and the number of people who get diagnosed with it in the United States is higher than it has ever been. Even though this is such a common form of cancer, many men don’t the intricacies of protecting themselves, and the course of treatments that they need to take when they have been diagnosed with it.
Mitt Romney, the former presidential nominee for the Republican Party came forward to tell the people that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and had to opt for a surgery to remove a tumor that has started growing in the early month of 2017. This announcement helped millions of men realize that there is hope for those who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and also emphasized for getting timely checkups every year. Romney’s surgery was incredibly successful and was performed by some of the most well-known doctors in the field.
Romney isn’t the first political member who has come forward to state that he has undergone surgery for prostate cancer. Several others in the past like Colin Powell and Walter Reed have undergone surgery for prostate cancer.
Dr. David Samadi, a well-known Urologist and Chief of Surgery practicing in Lenox Hill Hospital outlined the various intricacies of Prostate Cancer in a recent interview that he conducted. In the article, he laid out the age group of men that are most likely to develop prostate cancer. According to his statement, prostate cancer occurs in men that are over the age of sixty-five. However, there have been certain instances where men have reported having prostate cancer under the age of forty.
— Dr. David Samadi (@drdavidsamadi) February 22, 2016
When men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, one of the first questions that are generally asked is the course of treatment that they will now have to take. One of the options that are presented to them is undergoing radiation therapy, while the second is undergoing surgery. Both options come with their own set of pros and cons which can help the person making the decision. Normally, the best thing to do in this instance according to Dr. Samadi asks your oncologist what is the best option. He or she will be able to let you know what the best course would be, depending on the prognosis of cancer and what stage it is in.