A Vietnam Veteran Who Faced Bladder Cancer with Jim Scott

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In Episode 36 of “Bladder Cancer Matters,” host Rick Bangs talks with BCAN patient advocate and bladder cancer survivor, James “Jim” Scott. Jim was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2015 and is an active BCAN patient advocate, on the Patient Advisory Panel of the World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition (WBCPC), and a consumer reviewer for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, among other roles.

Jim Scott at the BCAN Think Tank in 2018

Rick and Jim talk about:

  • Jim’s exposure to Agent Orange while serving in the Army in Vietnam
  • How he got his diagnosis and what led him to go back to his doctor after being treated with antibiotics for some time
  • How Jim discovered BCAN
  • His relationship with fellow bladder cancer patient Roger as Roger faced the end of his life
  • Why people of color face different health outcomes than others and what can be done about it
  • Jim’s work with the Black Men’s Cancer Action Council in Detroit, Michigan

Jim is so passionate about helping fellow bladder cancer patients that he gave out his personal cell phone number near the end of the episode. You can also read more about Jim’s journey with bladder cancer in “Guess What Jim: You Have Some Urine in Your Blood.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and guests and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.

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