Navigating Black Men’s Health: A Conversation with Derek Perkinson
In this episode of The Kaleidoscope: Healthcare in a Diverse America From Molecule to Market, Sheila Thorne welcomes guest Derek Perkinson. A native New Yorker born in Harlem, he’s also the President and founder of D Perk Consulting Group, LLC, with expertise in advertising, marketing, and sales, as well as crisis management and large-scale field operations.
Tune in to this episode as Derek Perkinson talks about:
- Men with Breast Cancer: Derek shares his experience as a male breast cancer survivor, emphasizing that men can also be affected by this disease, highlighting the importance of awareness.
- Awareness and Breast Cancer Screening: Derek’s story underscores the significance of early detection and the necessity of timely medical screenings.
- Family Support: Derek describes how he informed his family about his diagnosis and the critical role they played in supporting him.
- Mental Health and Fitness: Derek’s emotional struggles and initial feelings of gloom and doom after the diagnosis shed light on the mental health challenges that cancer patients often face.
Learn more about Derek Perkinson:
- Connect with Derek Perkinson on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/derek-perkinson-825019127/
About The Kaleidoscope: Healthcare in a Diverse America From Molecule to Market: Each episode of Sheila Thorne’s The Kaleidoscope podcast highlights leaders and patients of color to discuss culturally linguistically appropriate strategies and services.
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