In honor of Bladder Health Month, we asked Dr. Angel Marie Johnson, the director of our Women’s Health Center in Dedham, to provide some insights regarding optimal bladder function. This applies to women and men.

This month, it’s all about “pogontrophy”—the art of growing a beard (and moustaches and sideburns, too). See, for over a decade now, November has morphed into “Movember”—a month where men are encouraged to grow their winter fur, and for good reason.

Having frank, honest discussions about erectile dysfunction isn’t something many men or women feel comfortable doing with one another—or even their doctors. Certainly, not in the same way we might discuss other medical conditions, such as heart disease or diabetes.

In October of 2013, Les Cavicchi underwent a radical prostatectomy—the removal of the prostate gland. Les had been diagnosed with prostate cancer a month earlier after undergoing a TRUS biopsy.
Les’s cancer was localized, meaning it was contained within the prostate gland itself. He didn’t need further treatment for prostate cancer after the surgery, only regular monitoring of his PSA.

In the fall of 2013, Les Cavicchi was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Because his cancer was localized (meaning it was contained to the prostate gland—it hadn’t spread), he opted for a radical prostatectomy—the complete removal of the prostate gland.

The annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk on Sunday, September 10, 2017, was a HUGE success and a great way to acknowledge Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The weather was perfect, and the overall turnout was the best yet (over 440, up from 300 last year). Together with our generous sponsors, Team GBU raised over $18,000. (The total amount raised from the race was over $80K!) The monies will be used nationally to support research for new treatments, provide free prostate cancer screening, and fund education for men with prostate cancer.

In September 2013, Les Cavicchi was 59 years old and had, in his words, “an unbelievably great life.” But then Les learned he had prostate cancer.

What follows is a candid interview with Les who also happens to be Greater Boston Urology’s COO (although he didn’t join GBU until a year after his diagnosis).

The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk is coming up on Sunday, September 10, at Newton City Hall.

You’ve likely heard the devastating statistics, but just in case, here’s a recap…

In 2010, we founded Greater Boston Urology as an integrated urology practice, meaning a practice that covers a large geographical area (in this case, Eastern Massachusetts) and has multiple physicians.