Anyone with breasts can get breast cancer! This section includes conversations and articles on male breast cancer, but please visit the breast cancer section as well, where more extensive discussion on reconstruction is available (yes, men can have reconstruction too!)
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Oliver Bogler, PhD and the SCAR Project
Oliver Bogler has been an outspoken advocate for male breast cancer and a participant in David Jay’s stunning SCAR Project. This interview, co-hosted by Michael Kovarik who is living with metastatic breast cancer, covers a wide range of topics.
There are actually two film clips. The first, and the longest, is the body of the discussion. But our discussion ran on, and remained interesting, so we hit the record button again to capture the remainder of the conversation. This is a great interview. Enjoy!
Don’t Ignore Stage 4
#AllThingsCancer Co-Host Michael Kovarik leads the discussion of stage 4 breast cancer and the need for research for both men and women.
Terri Coutee, founder and CEO of the DiepCFoundation, is a two time breast cancer survivor who is relentless in her efforts to ensure that both women and men are educated and equipped to make post-mastectomy reconstruction decisions. Terri joined us to discuss her role as a Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day Affiliate.
Ben Ho Park, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and associate director for Research Training and Education and associate director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Training Program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
Dr. Park is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer, and he leads a research program using genetic approaches for developing new diagnostics and therapies for breast cancer. More recently, his laboratory has been focused on developing circulating plasma tumor DNA for individualized therapies in early stage breast cancer.
Dr. Park received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2002.
Terri Coutee and Diep Flap Breast Reconstruction
Terri Coutee is a 2x Breast Cancer Survivor, Founder/Director of 501(c)(3), and an Educator for Breast Reconstruction Options. Her blog, DiepCJourney: Reconstructing A Purposeful Life explores the world of cancer advocacy, survivorship and education. Her foundation, DiepCJourney Foundation, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing education and resources to empower women and men with information to make an informed decision about options for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy.
For anyone facing breast reconstruction–or anyone with a friend or loved one in this position–this is a must watch.
Theodora Ross, MD, PhD: A First Hand Look at Cancer and Genetics
Dr. Ross directs UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Cancer Genetics Program, which sees more than 2,000 patients every year. Her book, A Cancer in the Family: Take Control of Your Genetic Inheritance, tells her own story confronting one’s genetic heritage and the power that that knowledge can bring. A must read and a must watch!
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