(Flickr photo (cropped) by Francis Bourgouin).
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We rarely hear about bladder cancer, but it is the fourth most common cancer of men in the U.S., and the toll it takes is underappreciated. We hear from a survivor about his story, and we talk with a leading physician about advances in the treatment of this important malignancy.
Find out about the symptoms and early warning signs that should prompt an examination. There are several treatments for this condition; immunotherapy (BCG) offers hope for some cases that have resisted other treatments.
Guests: Raj S. Pruthi, MD, FACS, is Chair of the Department of Urology and Professor of Surgery and Urology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is co-director of the urologic oncology program and bladder cancer Center of Excellence at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. He serves on the editorial board for several journals including the Journal of Urology and is also a member of numerous guidelines committees for treatment of bladder cancer and urologic diseases. The photo is of Dr. Pruthi.
David Langham is a patient and facilitator of the Triangle Bladder Cancer Support Group. The website for the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network is BCAN.org. The Triangle Bladder Cancer Support Group is at trianglebcs
The podcast of this program will be available the Monday after the broadcast date. The show can be streamed online from this site and podcasts can be downloaded for free for four weeks after the date of broadcast. After that time has passed, digital downloads are available for $2.99. CDs may be purchased at any time after broadcast for $9.99.