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November is “Movember” an initiative dedicated to changing the face of men’s health. Prostate cancer and breast cancer can be beaten if detected early. Retired OPP Officer Jack Harkness was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

In this episode of the 10-5 Podcast, Jack provides advice to both men and women to ‘get checked’, as he shares is treatment journey, along with his expert doctor, Dr. Danny Vesprini, a radiation oncologist who treats prostate and breast cancer at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre in Toronto. 

Dr. Vesprini is an affiliate scientist in the biological sciences at the Sunnybrook Research Institute and an assistant professor in the department of radiation oncology at the University of Toronto. Dr Vesprini’s research includes a focus on the genetic predisposition to aggressive prostate cancer. He is one of the principal investigators of the Sunnybrook Active Surveillance Program, and director of the Male Oncology Research and Education (MORE) program, which focuses on men at increased risk of developing prostate cancer.

This episode of the 10-5 podcast is produced and hosted by Scott Mills and Emily Brown.

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Music – “Line of Fire” by Jason Shaw available at and used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License