‘Get men talking’: breaking the silence around prostate cancer
Tim Batchelor, Ipsen’s Head of Global Commercial Learning & Development, candidly shares his experience of living with prostate cancer. At the age of 48, Tim was confronted with a prostate cancer diagnosis. His early detection proved pivotal, leading to successful treatment and improved quality of life. Tim has now been cancer free for 10 years and urges men, to be proactive about their health by getting screened for the disease.
Reflecting on his early screening and diagnosis, he states, “I think about what it has given me, as opposed to what it’s taken away.” The poignancy of this sentiment we hope will resonate with male listeners who may be hesitant about screenings.
Opening up about his experience, Tim discusses the vital role of family and patient communities in providing support during challenging times. He advocates for breaking the silence surrounding men’s health issues, encouraging others to share their struggles and seek the support they need.
This dialogue is part of Ipsen’s wider podcast series ‘Get Men Talking’, dedicated to raising awareness of prostate cancer. It aims to foster an open dialogue among men about prostate cancer and to promote screening.
1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer1. Detection is now possible through a simple blood test.
Join Tim and let’s get men talking! Support the men in your life by initiating this important conversation.
1Ahmed HU, El-Shater Bosaily A, Brown LC, et al. Diagnostic accuracy of multi-parametric MRI and TRUS biopsy in prostate cancer (PROMIS): a paired validating confirmatory study. The Lancet. Published online January 2017. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)32401-1