August 2016
Dog Days of Summer

Hi folks ---
Welcome to the August issue of CPDR e-News!!
OK, everybody, it’s the “dog days of summer”! Whew!

We can make it! Just seven and a half weeks until autumn (but who’s counting?!).

Hang in there and stay cool!!!



Guest Speaker Program

Dr. Glover

4 August 2016 is the next Guest Speaker Program

Speaker: Dr. Lloyd Glover (urologist specializing in HIFU and cryotherapy)
Topic: "A Urologist is Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer - Now What?"
Date: Thursday, 4 Aug 2016
Time: 1900-2030
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (America Building, 2nd floor, Room 2525) and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (via video teleconference in Oaks Pavilion, 1st floor, Room 332).

Walter Reed - WRNMMC
Information/Support Group Meetings
Meetings are every 3rd Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Times: 1300-1400 and 1830-1930
Location: River Conference Room, America Building, 3rd floor (next to Prostate Center).
Parking: America Garage
NOTE: A military ID card is required to get on base. Attendees without a military ID need to call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 at least 4 business days in advance to complete paperwork for gate access approval. They will also need some form of picture identification at the gate.

Family and friends are always welcomed (military and civilian).
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
Information/Support Group Meetings
Meetings are every 2nd Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016
Times: 1300-1400 and 1830-1930
Location: Urology Clinic
(2nd floor, Sunrise Pavilion)

Family and friends are always welcomed (military and civilian).
WRNMMC Us TOO Newsletter
Newsletter IconClick here to read the August 2016 issue of the Walter Reed UsTOO newsletter.

It includes a summary of Dr. Arlen’s talk “Prostate Cancer Overview and Update of Novel Treatment Modalities” that he presented in May.

Check out previous presentations archived on our website at or click Quarterly US TOO Newsletter". Choose either "current newsletter" or "newsletter archive".
Educational Resource
Androgen Deprivation Therapy - Book

Strongly recommend the book  "Androgen Deprivation Therapy. An Essential Guide for Prostate Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones” by Richard Wassersug, PhD,  Lauren  Walker, PhD, and John Robinson, PhD.

This is a short, easy-to-read, yet comprehensive book that covers with sensitivity and practicality everything about hormone therapy – what it is and how it works, side effects, diet, exercise, psychological issues, and sexual relations. This one gets 5 stars!

Community Outreach Opportunities

This will be the 4th year in which we man (or woman!) a table at the Retiree Appreciation Day sponsored by the military installations in our area. Our purpose is to provide information about prostate cancer and advocate for prostate cancer awareness. We encourage open and friendly conversations with men and their families dealing with prostate cancer (or fearing the prospect of prostate cancer) providing information, support and camaraderie.

Would you like to “give back” in some way? This is it! A great opportunity to get the word out about prostate cancer, CPDR, Us TOO support groups and other education and support resources.

If you would like to donate an hour or two (or more!) of your time to help man a table at Fort Myer, Fort Belvoir, Quantico, Fort Meade, or Joint Base Andrews, please let me or Gene Slebrch know. We will happily sign you up! J (Gene’s email is Gene is the “go to” coordinator for these events. (Thank you, Gene!) 

Dates and times:

1. Quantico- 17 Sep (time TBD)
2. Fort Belvoir- 23 Sep  0800-1400
3. Fort Myer – 7 Oct 0800-1600
4. Fort Meade- 21 Oct 0800-1200
5. Joint Base Andrews – 29 Oct 0700-1200



Our phone number is 301-319-2900 if you would like to make an appointment with us.

Previous issues of
CPDR e-News

You can access previous issues of the CPDR e-News on our CPDR website - under the Patient Information link.

Psychological Support

Support for you and/or your family is available from our social work team. No referral is needed for an appointment. Just call them at the numbers below.

Walter Reed

  1. Ms Ellen Bowers - 301-319-2893
  2. Ms Elena Nazario – 301-319-4332
Fort Belvoir
  1. Ms Donna Horn-Hooks - 571-231-3504.

Words of Wisdom:

“I love living. I have some problems with my life, but living is the best thing they’ve come up with so far."
-- Neil Simon

So, folks, that is the news from here! Have a great, great day. Take good care of yourselves!

Jane L. Hudak, RN, Ph.D.
Colonel, Army Nurse Corps, US Army (Ret)
Patient Educator
Center for Prostate Disease Research
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
4954 North Palmer Road
Bethesda, MD 20889
America Building, 3rd floor

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