Dr. Ricardo Rendon
Urologist Oncologist, Halifax, Nova Scotia Professor Department Urology, Dalhousie University
Vice-President of Education of the Canadian Urological Association, Canadian Urologic Oncology Group
Today, we are speaking with Dr. Ricardo Rendon from Dalhousie University on the topic of prostate cancer, and more specifically, non-metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer is the third leading cause of male cancer mortality in Canada. However, survival has been improving over the years. During a prostate cancer journey, a patient is first tested to determine if the disease is contained to the prostate or is growing outside of it as well. Treatments for localized prostate cancer usually include surgery, or removal of the prostate gland, but there can also be radiation required. If that is not working, doctors may also begin hormone therapy. Dr. Rendon will also discuss other tools that can be utilized as well.
We’ll also hear from Barry and Helen Gent. Barry was diagnosed with non-metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer in November of 2015. Thanks to his involvement with Dr. Rendon, they are living full lives, rising early every day to tend to their animals and extensive gardens. Life hasn’t changed much since Barry’s diagnosis.