Yes, prostate cancer sucks, so we need to talk about it. This show is all about conversations...we talk with prostate cancer survivors, caregivers, medical professionals, lawmakers, patient educators, oncologists, imaging specialists, pharmaceutical representatives, partners, lovers, and friends. Pull up a chair and join the discussion! Presented by the Prostate Network, a Kansas City-based support group helping those engaged in the fight.
Connection, sexuality, and intimacy for prostate cancer survivors
While prostate cancer surgery, radiation and hormone treatments may lead to a cure, those treatments can also leave wounds that extend to the bedroom and the therapist's office. In this interview, Dr. Rob Rutledge and his wife Bagriela Ilie talk about the needs men have to overcome anxiety and depression and better relate sexually to their partners despite having the odds stacked against them.
A nurse's perspective: Carol Bush, RN
@TheSocialNurse, Carol Bush, walks you through the process of working with your nurse to become powerful partners together in your prostate cancer journey. Learn how to connect with other patients through online sources, and gain the connections you need from your biggest ally, your nurse.
The Empowerment Network: supporting men through faith and personal stories
A conversation with Mellve A. Shahid who heads up The Empowerment Network in St. Louis. What do men need when they get a prostate cancer diagnosis? More than anything, they need a friend who can identify with their story. @empowermentstl provides support through a unique program in the St. Louis community. Hear how they do it.
Count Me In: Dr. Eli Van Allen and the MPC Project
A @broadinstitute / @DanaFarber research initiative partners directly with patients to accelerate and share discoveries in Metastatic Prostate Cancer. We talk to Dr. Eli Van Allen (@VanAllenLab) about driving precision cancer medicine through clinical computational oncology — so when you say "Count Me In," you're helping future generations. Find out how it works (it's free to you).
Pleasure is the end result: Dr. Rachel Rubin on Intimacy
Intimacy is almost always the giant unspoken about elephant in the room when we get a room full of prostate cancer patients together. Thanks to Dr. Rachel S. Rubin, MD, from Washington, DC, we’re going to safely expose our listeners to more details than they probably even know existed. We talk about ED, injections, depression, and more. Not all prostate cancer patients have sex with women, and we recognize that, too. Our heart and penis are closely related, so let's take better care of both.
Sequence Me: Understanding our DNA with Bryce Olson
After he was diagnosed with life-threatening prostate cancer, Intel’s Bryce Olson sequenced his genome which offered clues to new treatments for his disease. We talk about why it's important, and how to set it up with your doctor using the "battle card." Check out Bryce's web site at sequenceme.org or follow him on Twitter @sequence_me.