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A Mothers Fierce Fight for the Life of her Son

By: | Posted on: 16 Apr 2021

Ritchie is a vibrant nurse and mother of two sons. She has always been very proud of her boys and that pride clearly extended into their adulthood as they each became a father, as well as successful men. At the age of 36, her son Chris, who was athletic, healthy and living a happy life, started feeling pain in his back so he went to see a chiropractor, but the pain didn’t let up. He continued to live with the pain for years. At the age of 38, he started seeing blood in his urine and he felt something was very wrong. …more

Prostate Cancer Caregiver Podcast Series

By: | Posted on: 02 Apr 2021

We are proud to announce a new podcast series geared toward helping give support, hope and guidance to prostate cancer caregivers. The goal of this “Prostate Cancer Caregiver Podcast Series” is to help others connect with a diverse group of people who have felt the impact of prostate cancer in their lives and empower them on their journey.…more

Remaining Resilient After a Diagnosis of Kidney Cancer During COVID-19

By: | Posted on: 31 Mar 2021

At the age of 34, Megan was a healthy newlywed looking to start a family in a new city. After going through some fertility issues, she had many tests including an abdominal ultrasound. When the results came back, she was told that she had a mass on her kidney. …more

The Basics about Kidney Stones

By: | Posted on: 26 Mar 2021

Kidney stones, medically know as nephrolithiasis (neph-ro-lith-i-asis), is a term many people have probably heard before. You may have dealt with them first-hand, know someone who has dealt with them, or simply heard it in passing. If this is your first time learning about kidney stones, whether for yourself or caring for another…. welcome!…more

Childhood Kidney Cancer Through Joey’s Eyes

By: | Posted on: 19 Mar 2021

Joey was a happy child. At age 10, he was a laid back, popular Boy Scout and violin player who loved school and playing soccer with his friends. During a regular physical, his pediatrician found something hard near his stomach. When he went for further testing, results came back that Joey had a rare form of kidney cancer, stage 4 translocation renal cell carcinoma. …more

Practicing Gratitude Helps Kidney Cancer Patient Find Peace

By: | Posted on: 12 Mar 2021

Salima spent her life raising two kids with her husband and giving back to the communities where she lived. It was her passion to volunteer for various organizations. That passion turned into creating a non-profit that gave back to children diagnosed with cancer.…more

Stage 4 Kidney Cancer Survivor Shares Tips on Gaining Control After a Devastating Diagnosis

By: | Posted on: 05 Mar 2021

Bruce was diligent about preventative care and maintained a healthy and active lifestyle. In his late 40’s, after a family hiking trip, he felt tired and winded. He knew something was wrong and that he needed to find out the cause.…more

Check Out the New African American Men’s Health Checklist

By: | Posted on: 25 Feb 2021

We strive to provide educational information that is inclusive, helping people make the best health choices for themselves and their family. In support of Black History Month, we have created a poster with an African American Men’s Health Checklist to help outline what African American men should know to stay healthy. It serves as an easy guide for checkups and screenings, their purpose, and their timeline.…more

African American Men Fighting for Prostate Cancer Awareness

By: | Posted on: 15 Feb 2021

During Black History Month, we acknowledge the courage and tenacity of famous African American prostate cancer survivors and applaud their efforts to raise awareness on a world-wide platform during their illustrious careers.…more

Valentine’s Day Getting You Down?

By: | Posted on: 10 Feb 2021

Erectile Dysfunction affects as many as 30 million men and might be a sign of cardiovascular disease…more

5 African American Medical Pioneers Who Changed Healthcare

By: | Posted on: 08 Feb 2021

In honor of Black History Month, the Urology Care Foundation would like to recognize the success of five African American trailblazers who have paved the way for better patient care. Their legacies live on as we celebrate their brave work not just in February, but all year long.…more

The Story of Dr. R. Frank Jones, MD: Medical and Civil Rights Pioneer

By: Casey Callanan | Posted on: 02 Feb 2021

Dr. Richard Francis Jones (R. Frank Jones) became interested in surgery when he was on the operating table in 1916. He spent three weeks in a surgical ward as a patient. After recovering from an inguinal hernia, he decided surgery and medicine was his calling. This would prove historic for medicine and civil rights.…more

Top Ten Urology Care Podcasts of 2020

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 06 Jan 2021

We're proud to share with you the top podcasts of last year! The Urology Care Foundation continued our role as trusted resource for your urologic patient education in 2020. As a friendly reminder, the Foundation's Urology Care Podcast was launched in 2017 while sharing the stories and facts of urology, health and education with some of the top leaders and experts in the field.…more