When it comes to bladder cancer, African Americans are often diagnosed at an advanced stage, which results in worse outcomes. In this episode, Dr. P and her guests discuss the facts about bladder cancer, its symptoms, and why it frequently is misdiagnosed, especially among women.
Dr. Samuel Washington is Assistant Professor of Urology and holds the Goldberg-Benioff Endowed Professorship in Cancer Biology at the University of San Francisco. He was a 2019 John Quale Travel Fellow at the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network. Dr. Washington's research has focused on healthcare disparities in medical care, specifically bladder and prostate cancer.
Jim Scott is an entrepreneur, business manager, and bladder cancer survivor from the Detroit area. As a volunteer with the Black Men's Cancer Action Council, Mr. Scott encourages men to overcome their reluctance to visit the doctor and urges them to get screened for bladder cancer.