Miracle year for prostate cancer treatment
Dr. David Samadi explains
- Duration 3:01
- Date Oct 16, 2012
Dr. David Samadi explains
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Slain girl have a right skinny -- yes they they're being called miracles in Madison new breakthroughs in the treatment of prostate cancer.
Are offering hope for those diagnosed with the disease Fox News medical contributor doctor -- money is the chief of robotic surgery at.
The mount Sinai school of medicine and joins us right now.
-- morning I know the prostate has been your specialty with its surgery for a long time and there's been a lot of breakthroughs this year.
Yeah absolutely look we started off the year kind of slowed the US task force -- remember came.
So don't get tested you only to see doctor yeah.
That was a nightmare and people got really confused.
But you know that's kind of -- of the way because American people and men -- their wives are very Smart so they continue to get tested but the question is.
His prostate cancer has no symptoms it's hard to know.
Who was walking around right now with prostate cancer and by the time it has symptoms it's already too late so this it was a great year.
For prostate cancer and -- you know me I still think we have the best medicine in America because they travel over the world despite all said we have the best technology we have the best imaging with prostate cancer.
Now we're using some urine test called PC -- three.
In an injunction to -- PSA because PSA was seen as you mentioned senator sensitive test so we need to bring more compliments to make it better.
We're using -- Excellent -- -- -- to really tell us where the focus of the cancers and really go after this.
You know the big news that came this -- we talked about this Brian about vitamins we found that the vitamin.
It's actually going to hurt them more -- vitamin he.
Okay lycopene which we talked about Osama house call is big which you find -- tomatoes or strawberries so we're making some stride and recently this week the biggest news.
That actually came out of mount Sinai are my -- hospital.
Is that now they -- Jeanne.
-- sequence where they can distinguish who is going to really have a bad prognosis is -- poor prognosis and who's going to do well and you can determine that it just the blood to blood test somewhere and we've made huge progress he has you know.
The problem of that.
Some -- -- -- go -- -- so -- -- problem don't -- -- ensure you are gonna charge a little bit more are licking your deductible look there's always going to be a problem with his insurance companies because they're -- of that view and cutting down -- a lot of reimbursements.
One of the big fears that we had his you know or the negative publicity about PSA is -- -- is is there's a you know what we're not gonna pay but the truth is that that hasn't really come in.
People are Smart they're going to continue to do screening is cheaper to die didn't get surgery right I mean in the big picture.
Look I think part of demented problem we have is that we have prolong life to -- these robotic surgeries to book coming in they're getting an hour surgeries are having excellent outcome -- live longer.
And that's going to cost more screening cost more.
Living is gonna cost more so we had a problem in our in our hand but that's good problem to have I would think saving lives you know I will be.
That concerned so overall.
It was a great year for prostate cancer and it's a great news all right a very good at doctor David's body make it capped -- nice to see the -- he usually does his signature with his robotic -- and you know that he's mister --