NEW YORK, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Last Saturday, Kenyan Minister of Medical Services Peter Anyang Nyong'o stepped off a plane and onto Kenyan soil to a hero's welcome. His return marked the end of a nearly year long struggle with prostate cancer. Having been met with the harsh realities of the state of cancer treatment in his own country after he was diagnosed in June of last year, Nyong'o, like many others, turned his search for a prostate cancer remedy to the United States, a decision that international prostate cancer treatment and robotic prostate surgery expert Dr. David B. Samadi wishes more men would mimic.
"The unfortunate reality is that most countries lack the necessary technology and levels of expertise to properly battle prostate cancer. In many cases, patients are subjecting themselves to dated treatments, often being performed with aging equipment. Traveling internationally to the United States for the latest treatments performed by the most experienced surgeons should be the first option in any case where it is possible," said Dr. Samadi, who has performed over 3,200 successful Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy (RALP) procedures on patients from across the world.
In light of his experience, Nyong'o is attacking the health care challenges facing his countrymen with a renewed zeal, stating that, "My experience is a wake-up call for us in Kenya to build comprehensive cancer care centers for our own people a