Cars and Cancer - Podcast Series

  • Cars and Cancer - Podcast Series

    On the road in South Eastern Ontario with Matt Del Grosso and Dr. Hugh Langley.

  • Cars and Cancer - Aboriginal conversations

    Speaking with the community about cancer and the importance of early detection and prevention.


Learn about an exciting initiative taking place during Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

Episode 9: Pap Party

What is a Pap Party? How can you participate in one of these free cervical cancer screening clinics? Join us for the latest episode of Cars and Cancer to learn about this exciting initiative underway for Cervical Cancer Awareness Week. 

Listen as Dr. Hugh Langley and Matt Del Grosso talk with Queen’s Medical students Lauren and Katherine as well as Community Health Representative, Hannah Hill, about this years’ Cervical Cancer Screening event, Pap Party, and explain what a Pap Party is, why it’s important for women between the ages of 21-70 to join and where they’re taking place.

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Hear Canadian rockstar Bif Naked share her experience with breast cancer

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Episode 8: Bif Naked

Bif Naked is a rock star, author and television personality. One day she noticed a change in an area of her breast and later discover it was breast cancer. Listen to this episode where Bif Naked shares her cancer experience on the latest episode of Cars and Cancer the Podcast. 

The Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) is a province-wide, organized breast screening program that provides high-quality breast cancer screening to two groups of women:

·   women aged 50 to 74 who are at average risk for breast cancer with mammography every two years

·   women aged 30 to 69 years who are identified as being at high risk for breast cancer with annual mammography and breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening

To find the nearest Ontario Breast Screening Program to you please visit here.
For more information about Ontario’s High Risk program please call (613) 549-6666 x 7336
Find out your breast cancer risk in 5 minutes using MyCancerIQ

Learn how a simple take home test can help you catch colon cancer early on

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Episode 7: Colorectal Cancer

Colon cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in Ontario and the second most common cause of cancer deaths. 

You can check for colon cancer with a take home, fecal occult blood test (FOBT).  People of average risk of colon cancer should screen every 2 years between 50-74 years of age. People with a family history of colon cancer are at an increased risk and should be checked with a colonscopy. 

Frank Pittman shares his story of how colon cancer affected his family and how he dedicates a major part of his life to helping other learning more about colon cancer prevention and screening.  Frank works with the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada and can always be seen where The Giant Colon tour is. 

Dr. Lawrence Hookey, the South East Regional Lead for GI Endoscopy, discusses different screening options, the risks and benefits of these and how patients can be best prepared to deal with colon cancer.    

Imagine if you could see inside your body to discover how your choices are affecting your health.
Dr. Iris Nolan and Dr. Hugh Langley

Listen to episode 6 of Cars and Cancer. 

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It is estimated that as many as half of all cancers in Ontario could be prevented by eliminating known risk factors. In this episode we explore the use of MyCancerIQ in helping raise awareness of risk factors impacting our health. My CancerIQ is a confidential online tool that allows Ontarians to determine their personal risk factors for six types of cancer – melanoma, breast, cervical, colorectal, kidney and lung cancers.

We interviewed Dr. Iris Nolan from Brighton Quinte West Family Health Team about how she incorporated into their practice, resulting in increases in all 3 cancer screening programs. We then had over 25 employees of Kingston General Hospital complete MyCancerIQ and share their thoughts about the tool.

Take 5 minutes and complete one of the assessments in MyCancerIQ today!

It is that time of year again to think about New Year resolutions. This year 28,400 Canadians were diagnosed with lung cancer and many could have been cancer free if they had quit smoking earlier.
Cars and Cancer Podcast 5: Lung Cancer

Cars and Cancer Podcast 5: Lung Cancer

Listen to episode 5 of Cars and Cancer.

With the high prevalence of lung cancer in our region Matt and Hugh decided to take a closer look at this this type of cancer and why the mortality rate is so high. They spoke with Dr. Andrew Robinson, a lung cancer specialist, who was able to shed light on some of the latest treatments for lung cancer, and offers hope for the future. After smoking for close to 30 years, Bernie a driver for the community of Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory has decided to quit smoking.  Bernie shares his reasons for quitting and the steps he is taking to make it last!

  • 28,400 Canadians will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2016 (14% of all cancers)
  • 20,800 Canadians will die from lung cancer in 2016 (26% of all cancer deaths)
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Cervical cancer tends to occur in women younger than 50 years of age so it is important that woman starting at 21 years old get regular PAP tests.
Cars and Cancer Podcast 4: Cervical Cancer

Cars and Cancer Podcast 4: Cervical Cancer

Listen to episode 4 of Cars and Cancer.

This week is Cervical Cancer Awareness week #CervicalCancerAwarenessWeek!

Our podcast this month is exploring the issues around cervical cancer with Rhonda a cervical cancer patient and Dr. Julie Francis a cervical cancer expert.

The Pap test is the main method used by a physician to screen for cervical cancer. It is used to detect cancer or precancerous cells that may lead to cancer. Regular screening every three years starting at age 21 can detect changes that might lead to cancer.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men
Cars and Cancer Podcast 3: Prostate Cancer

Cars and Cancer Podcast 3: Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is not an easy topic for most men to discuss. This episode of cars and cancer features Dr. Michael Brundage our regional expert on prostate cancer who is also a researcher, professor at Queens and practices at the Cancer Clinic of South Eastern Ontario. We will also speak to Ike a patient who explains his own journey after a prostate diagnosis.

Prostate cancer is one of the most curable forms of cancer if caught early and treated.

The sun is shining and we have a Cars and Cancer podcast dedicated to skin cancer.
Cars and Cancer Podcast 2: Skin Cancer

Cars and Cancer Podcast 2: Skin Cancer

Listen to Episode 2 of Cars and Cancer. 

This is the perfect time of year to have a podcast dedicated to skin cancer, the most prevalent of all cancers in Canada. With temperatures reaching the hottest of the year, we set out to find people that care most about this specific disease, a patient and a leading specialist.

  • Acting CEO and President, Jim Flett
  • Medical Oncology Lead, Dr. Tara Baetz
  • Services highlighted: The new dermatology clinic at Hotel Dieu Hospital and the Moh’s procedure.
The first SERCP Cars and Cancer road trip starts at the Katarokwi Pow Wow near Kingston. Exploring Indegenous culture and the unique needs of this community with cancer prevention and screening.
Cars and Cancer Podcast 1: Aboriginal Cancer Journey

Cars and Cancer Podcast 1: Aboriginal Cancer Journey

SERCP Cars and Cancer Podcast  Listen to episode 1 of Cars and Cancer.

This podcast includes conversations with:

  • Thunder Bear, a Cherokee woman, taught in Ojibwe, shares her Indigenous background
  • Dr. Hugh Langley, Regional Aboriginal Lead and Primary Care Lead, discusses Cancer Care Ontario’s Aboriginal Cancer Strategy
  • Dionne Nolan, South East Regional Cancer Program Aboriginal Patient Navigator, shares a cup of cedar tea and her Algonquin and Ojibwe background
  • First Nations woman sharing her cancer screening experience
  • Teenagers making cancer prevention wampums

To access the podcast either download the file by clicking on the link or use Google drive player. 


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A podcast series from the South East Regional Cancer Program featuring Matt Del Grosso and Dr. Hugh Langley. This dynamic duo will be conducting in-depth interviews on cancer related topics from their car, in their car and with their car across the region.

Matt and Dr. Langley will be driving around Southeastern Ontario spreading the word on Cancer prevention and screening while talking to local patients and guests about their cancer journey. If you want to know more or have a cancer related question join the conversation through twitter at #CancerCareSE or by email cancercarese@KGH.KARI.NET.


Where they will go from here?

Join us for a new podcast every month!

  • June 28 – Aboriginal cultural awareness and health
  • July 19 – Sun prevention and screening
  • August 23 – Prostate cancer awareness
  • September 20 – Cervical Screening (PAP Party)
  • October  18 – Breast screening and mammograms
  • December 20 – Smoking Cessation (Cancer risks associated with smoking)