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Robotic Surgery Frees Sliwa of Prostate Cancer
Date:9/29/2011

NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, delivered a prostate cancer cure to Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels. After a year of unsuccessful holistic treatments for prostate cancer, Sliwa underwent robotic prostatectomy surgery in the care of Dr. Samadi, a somewhat difficult procedure given Sliwa's prior abdominal surgeries. The two recently caught up on Sliwa's radio program to discuss the procedure and the limited exposure of prostate cancer in the press.

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"Prostate cancer is a curable disease," said Dr. Samadi, "but if people don't talk about it – men and women – then we can't catch it early and treat it early." Both men addressed several key issues with regard to prostate cancer and prostate cancer treatment.

Early screening – Sliwa stressed the importance of early prostate cancer screening and the role that women play in making sure men get tested.

Accurate staging – Dr. Samadi shared that 30% of prostate cancers are very aggressive, rendering "watchful waiting" a risky proposition. "Surgery is the only way to accurately stage the cancer," says Dr. Samadi.

Treatment decisions – Prostate cancer is a disease that affects both men and women as treatment decisions can have a significant impact on a man's ability to perform sexually and control his urine. They want to know if they will be able
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