The first talk, “What You Need to Know about Bladder, Prostate and Testicular Cancer” will be given by Joseph Motta, M.D., Director of Urology and Urologic Surgery at Richmond University Medical Center. Chris Olsen, a testicular cancer survivor, will share his experience with diagnosis, treatment and advocacy.
Dr. Motta, who is in private practice in Bloomfield and past president of The Richmond County Medical Society, is a member of the American Urological Association, the American Medical Association, the American Association of Clinical Urologists, the American College of Surgeons, the American Board of Urology, the American Society of Laser Medicine and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. A fellow of the International College of Surgeons, he is also a member of the New York State Medical Society, the Endourological Society, the Academy of Medicine of Richmond and the New York State Urological Society.
The second speaker will be Chris Olsen, a Stage 3 testicular cancer survivor. Now 30, Chris was diagnosed two years ago. Now, he has a mission: To let men know what he didn't about the No. 1 cancer in males ages 15 to 35, especially the importance of monthly self-exams. He also participated in the Go Nuts Tour, biking from Florida to California to raise awareness about the disease, which although it can’t be prevented, it can be treated successfully if caught early.
The event is free but registration is recommended to be sure there are enough seats. To register, please call Diane Marciuliano at 718-816-2246 or email DMarciuliano@statenislandusa.com with the subject line “Men’s Health Forum.” A similar forum focused on women’s health is slated for February.