Blog Our Journey to ZERO blog features commentary and discussion about what's happening in the prostate cancer community, stories and inspiration from people impacted by the disease, and insights on news and current events. Jump To Jump To 2023 2022 Stories you can relate to Our blogs feature commentary and discussion about what's happening in the prostate cancer community, stories and inspiration from people impacted by the disease, and insights on news and current events. 2023 Blogs 2023 Winter Updates ZERO's CEO, Courtney Bugler, reflects on her first three months, unveiling mission-driven strategies to propel prostate cancer awareness and support. A Woman’s Touch in Growing Hope for Prostate Cancer Research Catherine Plevy shares why she #GrowsandGives every year for prostate cancer patients. ZERO Run/Walk 2023 Series End of Year Updates As we're closing out our 2023 Run/Walk season, read how our ZERO community rallied at our events throughout the year and helped support prostate cancer patients. A Forum for Her: Support Group Members on Caregiving, Self-Care, and More | Part 1 Support groups for stage 4 prostate cancer offer shared experiences and coping tips. Caregivers stress the need for early awareness and self-care practices. Navigating the Gray Area Bob Jacobs faced a delayed prostate cancer diagnosis due to unclear guidelines about screening. He wants to spread awareness about researching family history, getting a baseline PSA test, and advocating for prostate cancer testing when necessary, regardless of age. Stepping Into a New Chapter Our new President & CEO, Courtney Bugler, may be new to ZERO, but she has a deep, personal connection to cancer that drives her passion for our cause. 5-Fraction SBRT Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer The New York Proton Center is a leading provider of highly precise proton therapy for prostate cancer, offering a 5-fraction SBRT treatment option that reduces treatment duration while maintaining efficacy and minimizing side effects. Reflections of a 21-Year Journey Jamie looks back on his 21-year journey with ZERO, highlighting transformative moments such as patient support initiatives, the evolution of the ZERO Run/Walk, and advancing healthcare equity. Memphis Run/Walk Kicks Off the 2023 Season The long-anticipated Memphis Run/Walk marked the start of the 2023 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk season, highlighted by PSA testing and fundraising efforts, all showcasing the unwavering commitment to raise awareness and combat the disease. Making Vitamin D Work Better with Weight Loss Research suggests that achieving a healthier weight could enhance sensitivity to the benefits of vitamin D, potentially impacting conditions like cancer and autoimmune diseases. My Thank You to the Sons and Daughters Who Donated This Holiday Season Experience the power of community support as the #Harrity4Charity Match Day exceeds fundraising goals and makes a direct impact on prostate cancer patients and families. ZERO Advocates End 2022 with a Bang Discover the strides made in prostate cancer advocacy in 2022, including funding for the Prostate Cancer Research Program, increased support for high-risk populations, and the passage of the Veterans Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research Act. Between the Sheets – January 2023 I’m gay. And I’ve had my prostate removed. Will I be able to still stimulate the prostate bed area to orgasm as I did before. Have not tried. Afraid. Thank you. Statins and Prostate Cancer = Groovy and ZERO?! Explore the potential link between cholesterol-lowering statin medications and anti-prostate cancer effects. Voices of PROMISE: Clarence Williamson Clarence Williamson's journey as a prostate cancer warrior, educator, and advocate, highlighting the disparities in prostate cancer risk for African American men and his active involvement in initiatives like the PROMISE Registry. 2022 Blogs WOW Weight Loss with Semaglutide Between the Sheets – November 2022 "I’m 68, and have undergone laparoscopic surgery in 2007. I have bladder control 99% of the time. I do not have erections you can count on for sexual function...." Acupuncture for Side Effects?! A Patient’s Story: “When Too Much of a Bad Thing Can Be Good!” My name is Bryce Olson. I’ve been battling aggressive stage IV metastatic prostate cancer in my bones for eight-and-a-half years. I’ve been on thirteen completely different lines of drug therapy, including standard of care drugs, off-label drugs, and clinical trial drugs. But this lucky number thirteen deserves some attention, because you won’t see it promoted from the pharmaceutical industry. Between the Sheets - September 2022 "Ever since my surgery (open radical prostatectomy) my orgasms are pretty non-existent. Seems they’re not really worth all the bother of taking the pills to get an erection in the first place. Hope that works and, if it does, get the ‘deed done’ and then pretty much nothing in terms of feeling. Why is this happening and why didn’t someone tell me that would happen?" Guffaws and Awe at the ZERO Event in Chicago?! A Widow’s Plea for Early Detection: You Can Save a Life Today This Test Really Changed My Life Knowledge Is Power: James’ Story The Importance of Health Equity Fiber to Support a Healthy Immune Response to Cancer Treatment?! How Genetic Factors May Impact Prostate Cancer Risk And Treatment Jim Williams, A Prostate Cancer Survivor and Health Equity Advocate Their Last Photo Potential Prostate Cancer Drug Could Also Fight Severe COVID-19?! Between the Sheets - July 2022 "I am a 52-year old gay man whose 10-year relationship just ended. That was a long time coming, but of more concern to me right now is that I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and I don’t know what to do about choosing a treatment. I have been offered surgery (radical prostatectomy using a robot) but I am not sure I want to go that route because of the potential for loss of erections. The surgeon I saw looked really embarrassed when I asked him about anal sex and left the exam room in a big hurry..." Side Effect Management: One Patient’s Story Exercise = Happy Prostate, Kidney, and Father’s Day?! I am sorry to inundate you with yet another reason to be physically active in any manner, but another wonderful study came across my treadmill, so I could not ignore it. Yet before we actively (Get it? “Actively” refers to exercise) talk about it, let me let you in on another observation. Dr. Alexandra Sokolova: Informative Research Updates & Insight Not Enough Calcium? EEK! Not Enough DEXA?! Between the Sheets - May 2022 "Ever since my surgery (laparoscopic prostatectomy with the DaVinci robot) I leak urine during sexual activity/oral sex. This is NOT sexy and I don’t know what to do about it. I need help!" Highlights of ASCO GU 2022 Highlights of ASCO GU 2022: Part Two Feeling the Benefits of Exercise?! Reflecting on 20 Years with My ZERO Ohana Vitamin D Has a New Home?! Between the Sheets - March 2022 "When I received my prostate cancer diagnosis, my wife was my rock as we met with the doctor and decided on treatment. I’m now struggling with managing post-treatment side effects of ED and incontinence. It’s taking a toll on our marriage and my sense of being a man. While I have never loved her more, I’m not able to perform sexually like I used to and we don’t talk about it. It pains me that we’re not able to be intimate and I sense that she’s withdrawing from me. How do we move forward?" Black History Month: 5 Famous MEN Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer Colon Lessons from a Prostate Study? …Yup! Beyond Kegels: How Pelvic Physical Therapy Can Help With Incontinence After Prostatectomy Between the Sheets - January 2022 "I am the wife of a man who had prostate surgery 3 months ago. Ever since then we have been fighting non-stop. He is distant and irritable and we can’t get along. We’ve always had a pretty difficult relationship but things are really bad right now. Could this have something to do with the side effects of surgery?" 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