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International Prostate Cancer Treatment Expert Dr. David B. Samadi Supports Kenyan Minister of Medical Services, Peter Anyang Nyong'o's Decision to Travel to the U.S. for Prostate Cancer Treatment
Date:3/10/2011

nd the eastern Africa region.  I know we can do it by walking the talk."  

A long time proponent of developing cancer treatment infrastructure in foreign countries, Dr. Samadi echoes Nyong'o's fears and convictions stating that, "It is a shame for anyone to die of a curable disease like prostate cancer because the resources for treatment are not available to them.  Many studies have shown Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy to be both safer and more cost effective than traditional open or laparoscopic procedures." He goes on to remind potential prostate cancer sufferers that, "A prostate cancer prognosis is not a death sentence.  It is entirely treatable and no one has to die from it.  Early detection through regular urological checkups combined with cutting edge robotic surgery performed by an experienced surgeon can give the patient over a 96% chance of beating prostate cancer with the possibility of recovering urinary and sexual functions in 12-months or less."

According to Nyong'o's personal account of his battle with prostate cancer, he had begun experiencing difficulty urinating and though initial tests ruled out cancer, he was not satisfied.  As his annual checkup approached he decided to take initiative and go in for an examination a month ahead of schedule.  A biopsy was performed and a prostate cancer diagnosis was confirmed.  The cancer had become very aggressive very quickly according to his doctor and action needed to be taken immediately.

"My urologist decided to put me immediately on hormone therapy...hormone therapy is a good emergency measure to stop the growth of the cancer while a more lasting solution is being sought," recounted Nyong'o in his chronicling of the event.  "...we decided to have a three-month hormone therapy treatment while I was deciding how and where to treat the cancer."

In support of Nyong'o's decision, Dr. Samadi said, "Mr. Nyong'o's decision to act
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