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I am Dr. Todd Brandt. I am a urologist. 

These are words I couldn't have imagined myself saying as I was growing up thinking about medicine as a career. 

And I have been asked many, many times why I went into urology as a medical specialty. In this podcast I attempt to explain how I got here. Why did I choose urology as a specialty? Why do I like it? Why, if you are someone with a urinary tract, should you care? Get it? Why Urology.

This podcast is a personal experiment in medical audio content. I make the obvious disclaimer that this is not medical advice. You should be going to your own physician for that.

These episodes are meant to educate, entertain, inspire or inform you in some way with urology as the launching point for each episode. Each episode is varied in format and length as I have experimented with content. 

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If you have kidney stones, or prostate cancer, or another urologic health concern this podcast may help you.

If you have a loved one with any urologic health concern this podcast may help you. 

If you are someone who has asked, "How does my bladder do it's thing?", this podcast may help you.

If you make urine, or even if you don't, this podcast may help you.

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Be well,

Dr. Todd Brandt

Dec 25, 2019

In this episode I have a discussion with Dr. Edward Uchio urologic oncologist currently serving as the Director of Clinical Research in the University of Calfornia, Irvine Department of Urology.

Dr. Uchio was willing to sit down with me for a remote interview to talk about focal treatment of prostate cancer.

According tho the American Cancer Society 175, 000 men each year who will be faced with the question of how to treat their prostate cancer.

Historically that question was: should I take the prostate out or radiate it? These treatments, even with newer technologies, can have significant implications for men when the entire prostate is treated. Side effects include changes to both urinary and sexual function.

Enter a new idea. Focal therapy of prostate cancer. What if we just treated that portion of the prostate that had the cancer?

By treating just one part of the prostate we can limit the side effects that treatments such as total prostate removal or radiation of the prostate create. Sounds great, right?

Well...the technology may not be applicable broadly for treatment of all prostate cancers

 I am very appreciative to Dr. Uchio for being patient and persistent to pull this interview off.