Patrick Walsh and Charlie Rose

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Walsh and the PBS host talked about cancer, inspiration, and more.

It wasn’t so much an interview as an in-depth conversation. Charlie Rose, whose talk show appears daily on PBS, recently spent half of his hour-long program talking with Patrick C. Walsh, M.D., who was named as the 2007 National Physician of the Year for Clinical Excellence by America’s Top Doctors.®

They talked about many things, including the dismal prognosis for prostate cancer until 1982, when Walsh performed his first “nerve-sparing” radical prostatectomy; the dramatic change in prostate cancer survival, with better treatment and early detection; and the qualities that make for a gifted surgeon. In introducing Walsh, Rose said: “His achievements in the world of prostate surgery are remarkable; it has been pioneering, and what he has done has changed the way prostate
cancer is treated.”

You can watch the interview by going to this link: http://www.charlierose.com/shows/2008/03/31/1/a-conversation-with-dr-patrick-walsh. You may also want to look through the comments that appear below the video box on that web page, in which many prostate cancer patients wrote to tell of their own experiences.


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