Episode 31: Bladder Cancer Matters Podcast How COVID Changed How Bladder Cancer Doctors and Patients Interact with Dr. Sima Porten

Advocacy Groups | <b>Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network</b>

In Episode 31 of Bladder Cancer Matters, host Rick Bangs talks with Dr. Sima Porten, a urologic cancer surgeon at the University of California San Francisco, about how COVID changed the way that bladder cancer doctors and patients interact.

Rick and Dr. Porten talk about:

  • Some of the experiences of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • How medical distancing impacted Dr. Porten personally as well as her colleagues
  • How she used telemedicine during the pandemic
  • The use of in-home tests for bladder cancer that used to be done in a doctor’s office
  • Disparities in bladder cancer medical care
  • How COVID impacted bladder cancer clinical trial operations

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.