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How men can better cope with cancer diagnosis and treatment

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This is a 7 pm rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date Dec 20, 2022); no calls will be taken.

Men have higher rates of getting and dying from cancer than women—and they differ in how they cope with the disease. Cancer survivor and former Portland Press Herald reporter Trevor Maxwell joins us to discuss his new book about how men react to having cancer, and he shares his own journey of receiving a cancer diagnosis. We’ll also discuss support available in Maine for men with a cancer diagnosis, and learn what medical concerns are particular to men with cancer.

Panelists:
Trevor Maxwell, stage IV colon cancer survivor; author of Open Heart, Warrior Spirit: A Man's Guide to Living with Cancer; founder of theMan Up to Cancerwebsite
Terry Kungel, cancer survivor; chairman emeritus, board of directors & former CEO, Maine Coalition to Fight Prostate Cancer

VIP callers:
Amy Litterini, program manager, survivorship, MaineHealth Cancer Care Network
Joseph Monninger, retired college professor, author, fishing guide, dog-sled driver; his book, Goodbye to Ticking Clocks, about his lung cancer diagnosis just days after retiring, will be published in March 2023

Additional resources:
https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/benefits/PACT_Act.asp - Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022, or PACT Act, is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances.

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Click hereto learn about the Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation (FightEC.org)

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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.