Paying Attention to Prostate Cancer
In this episode of Impact Teams Radio, Tony interviews a special guest Dennis Golden, CEO of IM Safe, Past President of the National Speaker Association Connecticut and one of the founders of Prostate Cancer Speaks. For this episode, Dennis discusses a sensitive health issue that corporate America should pay attention to, Prostate Cancer.
Dennis was diagnosed with prostate cancer back in 2012, and had to undergo surgery on 2013 to have the cancer removed. Because of that experience, he helped start an organization that educates men on prostate cancer. He states that this year, there are 230-240 thousand men affected by this illness and that number is expected to increase up to 400 thousand in the coming years. On the other hand, only 40-47% of men have a general idea of what prostate cancer is.
Dennis highlights the need for corporate America to address this issue because men in the VP and management level are often those who are already at high risk for this type of cancer. Apart from that, men as young as 30 can also fall prey to this disease. When diagnosis is late, this often leads to immediate surgery that will require weeks off work, affecting the bottom line profitability from a business stand point.
Because of the large population of men working in companies, this is the perfect venue to educate them about this disease and the tests they can undergo to ensure that they are healthy.
Dennis shares more about prostate cancer, how it affects your physical, mental and work status, and how to catch it early and receive the proper treatment on this episode of Impact Teams Radio.