Dr. David Samadi Discusses HPV To Cervical Cancer

HPV is the most frequently transmitted sexual infection worldwide, and can cause cervical cancer, but still many are unaware of its existence, says Dr. David Samadi, head of the Urology department at Lenox Hill Hospital.

There are many different types of this virus, some may cause health problems, including genital warts and tumors, but there are vaccines that can prevent these problems.

According to Dr. David Samadi, studies show that the HPV vaccine is effective against various strains when you have been vaccinated.

Most people with HPV do not know they are infected, and do not develop any symptoms or health problems related to the virus. Some patients find they have been affected when genital warts appear, while many women may be diagnosed with HPV infection as a result of an abnormal Pap-Test result. Others can find out only after having developed more serious problems, such as tumors.

From HPV to Cervical Cancer

The HPV virus is transmitted during intimate contact. 80 to 90 percent of all sexually active people are infected with the human papillomavirus once in a lifetime, mostly unnoticed. In a large percentage of cases, this infection clears up after approximately a year. But Dr. Samadi points out that in a few women, however, the viruses trigger a long-lasting inflammation, which can be associated with the change of cells. These cell changes are considered precursor to cancer and in a few cases may develop into cervical cancer.

These cells do not always develop into cancer cells – in about 30 to 40 percent of cases they disappear on their own. However, risk factors such as smoking or long-term birth control pill intake prevent such spontaneous self-healing. And in just 12 to 15 percent, they really develop into cervical cancer.

There are two vaccines that work directly against two of the 15 HPV types that cause cell changes – marketed under the name Gardasil and Cervarix. Today, doctors recommend to vaccinate against HPV as early as the age of eleven. Since HPV can be transmitted at the first sexual intercourse, the vaccine should be given before the first sexual contact.

Dr. Samadi has been a medical correspondent with Fox News and he host the AM 970 Radio radio show, offering the latest updates and developments in the medical industry. He’s an award-winning physician and advises on a range of medical topics. He covers important health topics, often found on the Daily News and featured on his Samadimd.com blog.

He received both his bachelor’s and medical degrees from Stony Brook University and went on to complete his medical residency in urology at Albert Einstein Medical College. He was also a fellow in oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Samadi has been honored with more than 30 awards and is renown, internationally, for his SMART surgical technique.

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Seattle Genetics Gives Hope to Cancer Patients

Seattle Genetic’s CEO is Clay Siegall who is also the co-founder and president. His career keeps doing great due to his hard work and thus he is a successful man. Clay Siegall also helps the community by making it develop as well as helping those in need. He attained a B.S from the University of Maryland in Zoology as well as a Ph.D. in genetics from George Wahington University. He is a scientist and an entrepreneur. Clay Siegall is enticed by biotechnology. He worked hard and keeps doing so, as a result, he got an award from Maryland University.

Clay Siegall has a very crucial project to do with biotechnology; he is working with other doctors to create good medicine. After the whole process takes place, the doctors go through the microorganisms to finally have the best treatment for cancer. The company has joined firms with the same objective to create the best antibody-drug conjugate (ADC). Seattle Genetics is a company that is giving hope to all the patients suffering from cancer; they believe they establish good therapy that will help them recover. The first drug that they have established is Adcetric, it has been able to go to more than 60 countries.

Their hard work is not in vain since they financial graph is swiftly increasing, this improvement helps the company to keep adding in more effort to attain its goals. It has delivered over 20 ADCs to clinics that are getting started and those that are developing. The patients of Seattle Genetics are receiving excellent hospitality from the institute. It has been a while since the firm was funded and as a result, it has made $330 million.

Their next drug is SN-CD33A. Patients suffering from acute myeloid receive this medicine and so far their health is improving thus it is working. The organization is motivated to increase their effort in developing good therapies and drugs that will reduce cancer. The collaboration of a number of similar companies that was established is doing great; they are all working hard to achieve the same goal that will change the lives of many people suffering from cancer.