Prostate Health Tips For Father's Day From Dr. David Samadi Of Mount Sinai School Of Medicine

Prostate Health Tips For Father's Day From Dr. David Samadi Of Mount Sinai School Of Medicine

Newswise (New York, NY June 14, 2012) David Samadi[1], MD, Vice-Chair of Urology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine[2], knows that many men put off caring for their health, even when they have a family. But just a loving nudge from his family can help keep Dad on track for long-term prostate health, prostate cancer prevention, and prostate cancer awareness.

A new grill, tickets to the game, golf clubs, a PSA blood testall perfect Fathers Day gifts, says Dr. Samadi, one of the worlds leading experts in robotic prostatectomy. Sometimes all it takes is little reminder from the wife and kids to get men to the doctor each year and to commit to their annual PSA test, he says.

Fathers Day love is an ideal disguise for a little bit of healthy nagging with these Top Five Prostate Wellness Tips:

Grandpas Genes Matter If Dads father or brother had prostate cancer, hes two times more likely to be diagnosed; three times more likely if he has three relatives with the disease. African American men are 60 percent more likely to get prostate cancer. Make sure Dad knows his risk factors, which should not be ignored and provide strong reinforcement for the next tip;

Power of the PSA A quick and easy Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test is the only early indicator of prostate cancer. Annual PSA testing has reduced prostate cancer mortality rates by 40 percent.

Risk increases with age, so a baseline test is recommended at age 50 (40 for those high risk) to begin monitoring PSA trends. One spike in Dads PSA level doesnt mean he has prostate cancer, explains Dr. Samadi. A qualified prostate cancer expert watches the data each year looking for problematic elevations. If needed, further testing is done to determine if prostate cancer is present. Tell Dad to get tested;

Please Pass the Pasta There are many ways to slip cancer-fighting nutrients into Dads everyday meals. Tomatoes (yes, even pasta sauce and pizza), fish, broccoli, watermelon, cabbage, and green tea are among the foods believed to help ward off prostate cancer. A balanced diet goes a long way in arming the body with the nutrients it needs for disease prevention, so dont just give Dad the right foods but make sure he also is aware of what to eat:

Take a Hike Dad may think hes too busy for a daily exercise routine, but the more you do to enlist him in stress-reducing activity, the healthier hell be. His favorite sport, a family bike ride, coaching T-ball, even walking the dog can help him avoid the many health risks that come with inactivity and obesity;

Educate and then Tackle the Treatment Should the day come when Dad is diagnosed with prostate cancer, your love and support will do wonders. Education is the strongest weapon against prostate cancer. Early diagnosis and the counsel of a prostate cancer expert positions men ahead of the disease, says Dr. Samadi.

While theres no surefire way to prevent prostate cancer, extensive research shows that each of the above strategies can be an effective disease deterrent and life-extender. Men with wives and families to encourage their wellness are 40 percent less likely to die from prostate cancer.

Dr. David Samadi, a globally recognized robotic prostate cancer surgeon, has treated more than 4,000 men with his custom SMART (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) prostate removal surgery. His unique procedure and 3-in-1 surgical expertise helps fathers and husbands put prostate cancer behind them and continue their happy, healthy, active lives.

On June 17th give Dad a hug and slip these from-the-heart reminders into the conversation, said Dr. Samadi. Hell know you love him.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center

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The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Established in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of the leading medical schools in the United States. The Medical School is noted for innovation in education, biomedical research, clinical care delivery, and local and global community service. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 14 research institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by U.S. News & World Report.

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nations oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital 16th on its elite Honor Roll of the nations top hospitals based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors. Of the top 20 hospitals in the United States, Mount Sinai is one of 12 integrated academic medical centers whose medical school ranks among the top 20 in NIH funding and U.S. News & World Report and whose hospital is on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits took place.

For more information, visit http://www.mountsinai.org/[3]. Find Mount Sinai on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mountsinainyc[4] Twitter @mountsinainyc YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/mountsinainy[5] # # #

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References

  1. ^ David Samadi (www.mssm.edu)
  2. ^ Mount Sinai School of Medicine (www.mssm.edu)
  3. ^ http://www.mountsinai.org/ (www.mountsinai.org)
  4. ^ http://www.facebook.com/mountsinainyc (www.facebook.com)
  5. ^ http://www.youtube.com/mountsinainy (www.youtube.com)

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