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Prostate Cancer Risk and Smoking
Date:6/30/2011

ing medical evidence showing the harmful effects of smoking, there has never been a better time to quit.

For Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, the new information about smoking and prostate cancer makes all the difference. "Prostate cancer is a deadly disease, but it is not a death sentence. Men need to use all of the resources available to keep their risk as low as possible." He explained further, "Quitting smoking, as this study has shown, reduces your risk of dying from prostate cancer and of recurring once you've had treatment. And even if you've never smoked, you still need to get PSA testing annually over the age of 50 to stay in control of your health. If you have a family history of the disease, or of African American ancestry, you need to consider getting earlier PSA testing at 40."  

For those who are, unfortunately, diagnosed with prostate cancer, Dr. Samadi performs advanced, minimally-invasive robotic prostate surgery. Using his own SMART (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) surgery, Dr. Samadi gives his patients excellent sexual and urinary quality of life after the prostate cancer treatment procedure with minimal risk of cancer recurrence. "The key is to lower your risk before diagnosis, and get PSA tested to ensure an early diagnosis. If you need to be treated, however, you'll want to choose a procedure that will eliminate the cancer while at the same time preserve your quality of life for years to come."

Dr. Samadi discusses men's health, prostate cancer prevention and prostate cancer risks associated with smoking on Fox News:

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