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Cancer Prevention Podcasts

The following episodes focus on recommendations by University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center physicians, staff or patients on how to prevent -- or lower your risk -- of cancer.

The Cancer Aware podcast is part of the Michigan Medicine Podcast Network.

University of Michigan School of Public Health professor, Dana Dolinoy, explains the role of epigenetics in environmental exposures and health.

Read/download the The Intersection between cancer and the environment podcast.

University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center urological oncologist, Lindsey Herrel, M.D., discusses what people should know about bladder cancer.

Read/download Bladder Cancer Awareness podcast transcript. To view the accompanying video, visit this YouTube link.

University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center’s Cancer AnswerLine and infusion nurse, Christie Bryne, talks about multiple myeloma – a form of blood cancer.

Read/download Multiple Myeloma Awareness podcast transcript.

University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center physician assistant, Maureen Pickle, talks about screening, treatment and understanding one’s risk for colon and rectal cancer.

Read/download Colorectal Cancer Awareness podcast transcript. To view the accompanying video, visit this YouTube link.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., with an average five-year survival rate of around 20%. Like with most cancers, we know that we can achieve better outcomes for patients when lung cancer is detected at earlier stages. Dr. Doug Arenberg, who heads the lung cancer screening program at the U-M Rogel Cancer Center, discusses lung cancer screening, who benefits, how it's done, along with lung cancer prevention options like smoking cessation that could help in improving survival rate.

Read/download the Lung Cancer Prevention transcript.

When it comes to breast and ovarian cancer risk, there is talk about BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations. In this episode we talk with genetic counselor, Kara Milliron, about BRCA and how it effects not only breast and ovarian cancer but other inherited cancers.

Read/download the Understanding BRCA Gene Mutation transcript.

Gynecologic oncologists Shitanshu Uppal, MBBS, and Rebecca Liu, M.D., discuss ovarian cancer with Michigan Medicine social media strategist Ed Bottomley. This is from a Facebook Live.

Read/download the Ovarian Cancer transcript.

Gynecologic oncologist Jean Hansen, D.O. and family medicine physician scientist Diane Harper, M.D., MPH, M.S., sits down with Michigan Medicine social media strategist, Ed Bottomley to discuss cervical cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. This was taken from Cervical Cancer: What to Know, originally presented as a Facebook live event.

Read/download the Cervical Cancer: What to Know podcast.

Surgical oncologist Karin Hardiman, M.D. and gastroenterologist Keith Naylor, M.D., discuss prevention, screening and treatment options for colon and rectal cancers. This was originally presented as a Facebook Live: Colorectal Cancer Q & A.

Read/download the Colorectal Cancer Answers transcript.

University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center dietitian Danielle Karsies shares nutrition tips for cancer prevention as well as the importance of maintaining a healthy diet during and after cancer treatment.

Read/download the Cancer and Nutrition Prevention transcript.

University of Michigan tobacco specialist and African American group facilitator at the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, Alena Williams, LLMSW, talks about tobacco, its connection to cancer and influences in minority communities.

Read/download the Tobacco and Cancer transcript.

Michigan Medicine doctor Diane Harper talks about human papillomavirus or HPV. Dr. Harper is a family medicine physician scientist and the physician director of the Rogel Cancer Center’s community outreach program. She is internationally recognized as a clinical research expert in HPV associated diseases, their prevention, early detection and treatment for the prevention of cancer.

Read/download the HPV transcript.

Prostate cancer treatment and detection is always advancing, more so over the past 15-20 years. Urologic oncologist, Dr. Arvin George talks about where prostate cancer care has been and where its going - including newer outpatient surgery options.

Read/download the Prostate Cancer transcript.

Cancer genetics is something we hear a lot about as celebrities such as Angelina Jolie have made medical decisions due to genetic predisposition for cancer. But how do you know if you might have a cancer causing gene? Oncologist and Director of the University of Michigan Cancer Genetics Clinic, Elena Stoffel, M.D., shares the ins and outs of when, who and if you should have genetic testing.

Read/download the Cancer Genetics transcript.

Co-Director of the University of Michigan Center for Health Communications Research, Dr. Larry An, talks about the use of technology for health care prevention through Tips4Health and the future use of technology for patients health management.

Read/download the Technology for the Prevention of Cancer transcript.

Cancer screenings, from colonoscopies to mammograms, are key to cancer detection. However, there are differing opinions on when and how often you need to get screened for the most common cancer screenings. While other cancers don't have a regular screening option or one at all. University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center Cancer AnswerLine nurse, Annette Schork gives the ins and outs of cancer screenings.

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