Dr. David Samadi Discusses Prostate Cancer

Summer of 2017 was quite a roller coaster ride for Republican Mitt Romney, he recently revealed he had undergone surgery to remove a tumor that was slowly developing in his prostate. The surgery procedure was performed at the U.C. Irvine Hospital by Dr. Thomas Ahlering. The prognosis for the prostate cancer was deemed positive, it was successfully treated in surgery and the politician might be up and ready for a comeback and become Orrin Hatch’s successor if he plans on running for the U.S. Senate.

According to the The American Cancer Society, 161,360 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer during 2017. They estimated that those numbers could reach close to 164,690 in new cases by the end of 2018. Prostate cancer is a disease known to develop in men over forty years of age, six out of ten cases are diagnosed with the disease around the ages of 65 and up. Mitt Romney wasn’t the first known politician to have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, it happened to Colin Powell in 2013 and John Kerry when he was nominated to run for President. They all have received some form of surgical treatment and currently appear to have no signs of the disease.

Dr. David B. Samadi is a urologist from the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, N.Y., he thinks the key to their positive outcome was because all of those politicians chose surgery for treatment. When his patients are diagnosed with prostate cancer, the first thing he must carefully decide is what type of treatment is best and weigh the pros and cons to his patients, radiation or surgery?

He states that surgery is highly recommended if the cancer is localized and not spreading past the prostate gland. He favors surgery because there’s a better chance for survival, a patient that chose radiation were twice as likely to die sooner. Radiation treatment could also cause serious side effects such as secondary cancers that develop in the colon, rectal area or bladder.

Dr. David B. Samadi currently serves as the Chairman of Urology and the Chief of Robotic Surgery at the Lenox Hill Hospital. He has performed over 7,000 prostate surgeries via the da Vinci robotic system and is one of the leading prostate surgeons in New York. He received a B.S. degree in Biochemistry at Stony Brook University and earned his M.D. degree from Stony Brook School of Medicine.

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Securus Technologies Acquires GovPayNet

Securus technologies has confirmed its acquisition of GovPayNet, an industry leader when it comes to processing credit and debit card transactions to government agencies. The acquisition is a strategic move by Securus aimed at expanding the company’s payment servicing business. Being a leader in the technology solutions’ subsector, Securus Technologies is determined to expand its local and international market-share.

 

Established in 1997, GovPayNet already serves more than 2,300 agencies in 35 states in the U.S. The company is a renowned provider of payment processing services relating to court fines, cash bail, and real estate as well as property tax payments. Robert Pickens, the president and CEO of Securus Technologies, has expressed the company’s excitement for the successful acquisition of GovPayNet. Robert further explained that GovPayNet and its leadership, led by Mark Mackenzie, have all the attributes that conform to Securus’ business values.

 

The CEO believes that the acquisition will now enable them to process more than 40 million payments every year. According to him, Securus Technologies now plans to combine its diverse capabilities in order to venture into new segments. GovPayNet’s CEO, Mark Mackenzie, has applauded the deal projecting that his company’s combined effort with JPay and Securus would help grow them grow and venture into new areas.

 

About Securus Technologies

 

Securus Technologies is a technology solutions company based in Carrolton, Texas. Accredited by the Better Business Bureau, the company serves about 3,500 law enforcement, corrections, and public safety agencies. It is also reported that Securus currently serves about 1,200,000 inmates in North America region.

 

Under the leadership of Richard A. Smith as its Chief Executive Officer, Securus has continued to advance its wide range of services including inmate self-service, biometric analysis, information management, emergency response, and government payment services among others. The addition of GovPayNet into its portfolio of products would undoubtedly fuel its growth and expansion.

 

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