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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

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Dr. See has 30 years of experience as a prostate surgeon.
Dr. See has 30 years of experience as a prostate surgeon. (Photo:

A Movember prostate cancer Q&A

William See, MD, is the chair of urology at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and has 30 years of experience as a prostate surgeon. U.S. News & World Report ranked Dr. See among the top 50 urologists in the nation.  He has served as a principal investigator for multi-institution clinical research trials, working in cooperation with the National Cancer Institute.  

So, the guy knows his stuff.  And since we're nearing the end of Movember I asked him a few questions.  In general as it relates to prostate cancer, several new chemotherapy drugs have been approved in the past few years, as well as new approaches with radiation therapy, molecular markers and active surveillance. Interestingly, one of the newest areas of research is the development of a vaccine for prostate cancer.

In addition, developments with robotic and minimally invasive surgeries offer new treatment options resulting in shorter hospital stays, less blood loss and less post-operative pain.

All in all, thanks to things like Movember, we’ve increased awareness about the importance of prostate cancer screening which is critical in making  a difference in the outlook for men with prostate cancer. How common is prostate cancer?

Dr. William See: Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. About one man in seven will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.  Nearly 30,000 men die each year.  Simply being a man puts you at risk, and the risk goes up as you get older.

OMC: How serious is prostate cancer?

WS: Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men. Only lung cancer kills more men than prostate cancer.  The good news is that if it’s found early, prostate cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer.

OMC: How is prostate cancer detected?

WS: The first step involves two simple screening tests that take about 10 minutes, both done in a doctor’s office. One is a physical exam of t…

Bid now.
Bid now.

Local art auctions ready for your bids

The creative team at Plaid Tuba starts an innovative local art auction today on's ShopLocal marketplace. And, Plaid Tuba, 207 E. Buffalo St., will be open tonight (7-9 p.m.) and every Friday through Dec. 19 for your festive shopping needs.  

Click here to see all the auction items and here to learn more about Plaid Tuba.

All items and proceeds will benefit ArtWorks for Milwaukee, Inc., a  group that "inspires local teens to create positive change in their lives and in our community."  

Some of the items include notecards and prints that toast the Celebrating Communities That Care mural project, amazing photography from Jessica Z. Schafer and of course items from Plaid Tuba's own Heidi Witz and Reggie Baylor.  

Donate, help others and eat.
Donate, help others and eat. (Photo: Cousins Subs)

Donate food at Cousins, get a free sub

Today through Dec. 8, participating Cousins Subs locations host a food drive to benefit the Hunger Task Force.

And, if the incentive to help isn't enough if you donate three non-perishable items and buy a regular sized beverage at any of the following Cousins Subs locations, you'll get a free 7 1/2-inch sub.

  • 4134 W. Villard Ave.
  • 3058 E. Layton Ave., St. Francis
  • 12325 W. Burleigh St., Wauwatosa
  • 530 W. Sunset Dr., Waukesha
  • 9124 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis
  • 6810 W. State St., Wauwatosa
  • 7603 W. Burleigh St.
  • 10716 W. Oklahoma Ave., West Allis
  • 1612 W. Wisconsin Ave.
  • 5333 N. Port Washington Rd., Glendale
  • 135 W. Rawson Ave., Oak Creek
  • N79 W14727 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls
  • 3104 S. 27th St.
  • 1233 E. Brady St.
  • 1469 S. 108th St., West Allis

"By working with an organization that aligns with our overall mission to ‘Make It Better,’ we can make a lasting, positive change in the communities we call home," said Justin McCoy, vice president of marketing at Cousins Subs, in a statement.

"The work of the Hunger Task Force is essential for a healthier, happier community and we’re proud to assist them in preventing hunger."  

Since 2010, Cousins Subs has donated more than 3,700 pounds of food to the Hunger Task Force with 600 pounds donated in 2013.

The Big O is juicy!
The Big O is juicy! (Photo: Andy Tarnoff)

Two Wisconsin burgers make new "21 Juicy Burgers" list

Buzzfeed is out with another one of its lists that features a Milwaukee location.  Also included in Mackenzie Kruvant's new "21 Juicy Burgers That Will Ruin You For All Other Burger" is the Kenosha iconic stop, The Spot.

Yep, Oscar's and the The Spot are officially two of the "21 Juicy Burgers That Will Ruin You For All Other Burgers."  I'll agree with both.  Oscar's is great, and as a son of a Kenosha mom I've long been a fan of The Spot.  Not only of its burgers but also its delicious root beer whirls.

Here's what Buzzfeed said about The Spot: 

20. Cheeseburger at The Spot Drive-In in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Spot Drive-In is a no-frills burger spot. You won’t find any fancy topping options, just a good old-fashioned burger. If simple is your style, head to 2117 75th St., Kenosha.

And, here's its Oscar's blurb:

21. Big O at Oscar’s Pub & Grill in Milwaukee. Bring your big appetite to Oscar’s for a Big O, an 8-ounce Black Angus burger with chipotle Jack, Gouda, bacon, chorizo, fried onions, and jalapeños. Let it fill your belly and dreams at 1712 W Pierce St.

Read the complete list of "21 Juicy Burgers That Will Ruin You For All Other Burger" here