A Conversation with Landi Maduro
Prostate Cancer and You
by Mass Prostate Cancer Coalition
2M ago
Today’s podcast in the “Prostate Cancer and You” series, brought to you in part by Blue Earth Diagnostics, features filmmaker Landi Maduro, the producer of The Silent Killer: Prostate Cancer in the African American Community. Continuing the conversation from her podcast appearance last year, Landi and interviewer Jordan Rich discuss the story behind making the documentary, its continued relevance, and the power of film to communicate with audiences who might otherwise avoid discussing sensitive topics ..read more
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A Conversation with John Colbert
Prostate Cancer and You
by Mass Prostate Cancer Coalition
3M ago
The latest MPCC podcast features John Colbert, Creative Director of Colbert Studios and son of MPCC founder Jack Colbert. John joined the MPCC board in November, and he is bringing his expertise to the organization as plans are underway for a new look, rebranding, and refined mission for the new year. In this conversation, he discusses the goals of the rebranding, including presenting MPCC as a “prostate cancer translator” and amplifying awareness of both the disease and available resources ..read more
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A Brief History and the Latest Information on PSMA Imaging
Prostate Cancer and You
by Mass Prostate Cancer Coalition
3M ago
Listen to the latest MPCC podcast, brought to you in part by Blue Earth Diagnostics, as Mark Franklin, prostate cancer survivor, Alain Chaglassian, MD, MPH, Blue Earth Diagnostics, and Adam Kibel, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and MPCC Medical Advisory Committee,  discuss the history of imaging and provide more information on PMSA imaging for prostate cancer ..read more
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Disparities, Awareness, and Access to Health Care in the African American Community: A conversation with Mark Kennedy, Boston Public Health Commission and Dr. Jacques Carter, member of MPCC Medical Advisory Committee
Prostate Cancer and You
by Mass Prostate Cancer Coalition
1y ago
The second podcast in “Disparities, Awareness, and Access to Health Care in the African America community“ features Mark Kennedy from the Boston Public Health Commission and Dr. Jacques Carter from Beth Israel Lahey and a member of the MPCC Medical Advisory Committee as they discuss how government institutions and health care organizations can work together with patients, families and organizations like MPCC to create more favorable outcomes in prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment and longevity ..read more
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Disparities, Awareness, and Access to Health Care in the African American Community: A conversation with MOCHA members Archie Emmanuel, Lamont Scott, and Brother Al
Prostate Cancer and You
by Mass Prostate Cancer Coalition
1y ago
The first in a three-part series on “Disparities, Awareness, and Access to Health Care in the African American Community” features Archie Emmanuel Jr, Lamont Scott, and Brother Al from MOCHA (Men of Color Health Awareness) located in Springfield, Massachusetts. Listen to their own personal stories on the importance of prostate cancer awareness as well as the learning more about the services that MOCHA and its collaborators provide ..read more
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An Interview with Dr. Karen E. Knudsen, CEO of the American Cancer Society
Prostate Cancer and You
by Mass Prostate Cancer Coalition
1y ago
Thanks to Dr. Karen E. Knudsen, CEO of the American Cancer Society, for joining the MPCC podcast series, Prostate Cancer & You. In this interview. She provides an outstanding overview of ACS and the latest thinking and activities that she and her colleagues are undertaking with regard to prostate cancer ..read more
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One Man’s Journey -Rising Hopes: Shared Decision Making and Therapeutic Advances
Prostate Cancer and You
by Mass Prostate Cancer Coalition
1y ago
In this sixth episode, Michael A. DiSpezio discusses Kegels (aka pelvic floor exercises) and their role in regaining urinary continence. Then, he takes a deeper dive into shared decision making, and why it is essential for all patients to be an active part of this critical process. Michael discusses the advantages of focal therapy (not appropriate for all) as he describes several ablation treatments including ultra-cold temperatures and a relatively new therapeutic option known as HIFU. Michael presents the difficulty in predicting disease progression and response to treatment. He concludes th ..read more
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One Man’s Journey -Quality of Life: Treatment and Support
Prostate Cancer and You
by Mass Prostate Cancer Coalition
1y ago
In this fifth episode, Michael A. DiSpezio discusses the quality of life and how it changed following radical prostatectomy. Michael explains the basic difference between external beam radiation and the implantation of radioactive seeds, what radiation does, and addresses the side effects associated with this type of treatment. He introduces hormone therapy and how it is sometimes used alongside of radiation treatment as a therapy for returning cancer. Michael concludes this podcast by profiling the importance of support groups and options available ..read more
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One Man’s Journey -Post Surgery: More Testing and At-Risk Populations
Prostate Cancer and You
by Mass Prostate Cancer Coalition
1y ago
In this fourth episode, Michael A. DiSpezio addresses the first PSA test following surgery and what that means as far as the tumor’s spread. He then presents the basics of cancer in terms of cells and DNA. Then, Michael discusses the likelihood of a man getting prostate cancer and how this disease disproportionately impacts African American men. In addition, he explains why prostate illnesses are also a concern for transwomen. Next, he addresses the DRE, short for digital rectal exam. Finally, Michael concludes this segment with a critical explanation of Gleason patterns, Gleason score and the ..read more
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One Man’s Journey -Radical Prostatectomy: Immediate Impact
Prostate Cancer and You
by Mass Prostate Cancer Coalition
1y ago
In this third episode, Michael addresses the concept of quality of life and how one’s choice of treatment impacts the future. He profiles his own challenges with post-operative side effects including urinary incontinence, bowel issues, erectile dysfunction and the emotional turmoil associated with treatments. He addresses the surgical pathology report and how the results are interpreted in terms of cancer’s spread and if indicated, further treatment. He concludes this segment addressing challenges in depression and his return to a normal life ..read more
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