Dr. David Samadi is the Chief of Robotic Surgery and Urology Department’s Chairman at the Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. David Samadi is also the certified urologic oncologist and has conducted hundreds of traditional as well as laparoscopic surgeries over the years. Dr. David Samadi is concerned about the increasing cases of prostate cancer in the society and feels that many of the cases he handles on day to day basis can be curbed if the patients would have done prostate cancer screenings earlier on. It is why he has recently started a drive to create a greater awareness in the society about prostate cancer. In his endeavor to create a larger awareness among men about prostate cancer, he has launched a Prostate Cancer Support Group at the Lenox Hill Hospital.
At the Lenox Hill Hospital, the prostate cancer support group would be started from September, and it would help the patients of prostate cancer as well as their family members. The survivors of prostate cancer can also become the part of the group. He feels that it is important for the people to talk about prostate cancer and share their concerns as it is what would help them get rid of the additional stress they feel due to the disease. Many men who are suffering from prostate cancer often find it difficult to talk about what they are going through or their feelings after being diagnosed with the disease. The Prostate Cancer Support Group would make it easier for the patients to talk about their concerns and would be able to find the support they need to go through the treatment. It is essential for the mental stability of the patient as well as helps them stay active during the treatment phase.
One of the primary reasons why Dr. David Samadi has started prostate Cancer Support Group is to create awareness among the people to go for prostate cancer screenings. As many of the patients do not go for screenings, cancer continues to thrive till it becomes almost irreversible or reaches the advanced stage. Such a situation can be avoided if the patient applies to screenings and know for sure that there are no symptoms that they should be worried about or if there are any corrective measures that need to be taken. Dr. David Samadi is also the medical contributor at Fox News for the past eight years and has featured at many of the medical shows hosted by the channel.