When it comes to prostate cancer, there are many misconceptions about signs and symptoms, says Dr. David Samadi. For the majority of patients symptoms go unnoticed. But there are risk factors, and if you happen to fall into that category, it’s smart to have a checkup with a urologist.
As for risk factors, Dr. Samadi says family history, like having a close relative, father, uncle or brother, who has or has had this tumor, produces a greater risk of getting sick, so it is good that checks are made starting from 40- 45 years. Also, obesity, rising levels of male hormones, exposure to environmental pollutants, smoking, and a diet rich in processed foods and sugars are all potential factors for developing prostate cancer.
Dr. Samadi says symptoms include difficulty urinating, and frequent urination, especially at night. Additionally, blood in the urine or in semen, erectile dysfunction, painful ejaculation, and pain in the back, hips or pelvis.
Caring For Prostate Cancer
Many types of treatment for prostate cancer are available today. When it comes to the most active therapy, the choice often falls on surgery, which Dr. David Samadi is a renown expert. He developed the Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique (SMART Technique), which performs the minimally invasive robot assisted procedure, resulting in quicker patient recovery. The radical prostatectomy, namely the removal of the entire prostate gland and lymph nodes of the region near the tumor, is considered a curative intervention where the disease is confined to the prostate.
Foods To Diminish Risks
Dr. Samadi has always been an advocate for healthy nutrition. Experts say garlic, tomatoes and other vegetables containing lycopene, and fibers from whole grains and legumes should be present in every diet to diminish the risk of cancer. Little to no sugars and processed foods that include animal fat can also prevent about 45 percent of cancerous tumors. Experts estimate more than 45 percent of all cancers can be prevented with a healthy diet.
Because of his contributions to urologic diseases, and specifically prostate cancer, Dr. David Samadi has received national recognition. Besides his SMART surgery technique, Dr. Samadi has authored several peer-reviewed papers and medical studies, and is a medical correspondent for Fox News, and the AM radio show. He also has a Sunday afternoon show, “Sunday Housecall,” which airs at 12:30pm
In addition to his expert care and committment to his patients, Dr. Samadi spends a considerable amount of time researching, updating his blog, and offering advice and answering questions.
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SUBHEADING: Integrity In Research and Development
Clay Siegall is a proponent of the newly created ‘Research Integrity Advisory Board.’ The focus of this committee is to redefine and raise the standard of the integrity of the results of research and testing. This is not to condemn anyone, but to help scientists to be able to conduct proper tests and trials despite the pressure in the world of scientific research to publish so as to remain competitive in the academic world and to not only attain funding; but to deliver an honest result regardless of the direction the individual or organization that supplied the funding or grant was looking for.
Holding a Doctorate degree in the field of genetics and a secondary degree in zoology, Clay Siegall is also concerned with the world’s food supply and the use of destructive pesticides. Instead of the toxic chemicals, such as those based on arsenic or formaldehyde, he is focused on an approach in the relatively new field of biopesticides using parasitic fungi that destroys the internal organs of specific insects leaving humans, animals and other insects unharmed.
SUBHEADING: As CEO of Seattle Genetics
A visit a few months ago from Vice President Joe Biden brought attention to Seattle Genetics and CEO Clay Siegall. taking a determined approach with Clay Siegall at the helm, Seattle Genetics has issued an outline to develop more than ten new medications focused primarily on defeating and preventing cancer. at the forefront of this charge are three new medications currently in clinical trials; two for bladder and cancer and one to treat breast cancer.
Also well into the trial phase is Seattle Genetics’ Vadastuximab Talirine designed for those who are experiencing the onset of Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
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