Prostate Cancer Treatment Success Story – An Unusual Promise

Robotic prostatectomy expert, Dr. David Samadi, strikes an unusual deal with 1984 U.S. Olympic silver medalist, Steve Benjamin.

Two years ago, Benjamin was diagnosed with prostate cancer. As a patient of Dr. Samadi’s, he gave the doctor a chance to become a competitive sailor – in exchange for a cure. “He wants to win, I have to win for my patients – that’s their cure and their quality of life,” said Dr. Samadi. He was determined that this will be a prostate cancer treatment success story.

Both with a common goal, today, Benjamin has a zero PSA level and Dr. Samadi learned to sail. Dr. Samadi is Vice Chairman of the Department of Urology and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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