September 2016
Dog Days of Summer

Hi folks ---
Welcome to the September issue of
CPDR e-News!!

I’m not grasping that September is upon us already (yikes!), but the good news is that September is the “other” New Year! It’s back-to-school time – with a fresh start! A whole new school year ahead with new teachers, friends, activities, and school supplies!

Thankfully, it’s the same ole familiar yellow school bus! (Remember, though, the blue bus goes to the Prostate Center!).

 

 

Save the Date!

3 November 2016 is the next Guest Speaker Program

Speaker: Dr. Camille McGann Williams  (radiation oncologist at WRNMMC)
Date:Thursday 3 Nov 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).

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Blue Ribbon - Prostate Cancer Awareness

Who can you reach out to this month about prostate cancer?

Perhaps you can encourage (or remind) a family member, friend or colleague to talk to their physician about being tested for prostate cancer.

Perhaps you can support prostate cancer awareness at one of the Military Retiree Appreciation Days in Sep or Oct.(see below).

Perhaps you can check on someone you know who is dealing with prostate cancer. There is much to do.

What can you do? We're all in this together!

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

Date: Thursday, September 15, 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, September 8, 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.

 

Dr. Glover’s presentation on HIFU will be in the November 2016 newsletter. Stay tuned.


Check out previous presentations archived on our website at www.www.cpdr.org. or click Quarterly US TOO Newsletter". Choose either "current newsletter" or "newsletter archive".

Prostate Cancer Summit - September 15-16, 2016

Dr. Shelton

Prostate Cancer Health Education Network (PHEN) is hosting their 12th Annual African American Disparity Summit in Washington DC at the US Capitol Visitor's Center (15 Sep) and Convention Center (16 Sep). Free and open to the public. The chairperson of the US Preventive Services Task Force is one of the speakers. Dr. Artie Shelton is the PHEN Survivor Network Regional Coordinator, and a CPDR Patient. For more information about the organization and the Summit, go to www.prostatehealthed.org.

 

Prostate Cancer Educational Seminar - September 26, 2016

Suburban Hospital is hosting their annual symposium on 26 Sep 6-8:30 PM. Dr. Michael Carducci's talk will be "If Prostate Cancer Comes Back: What Are My Treatment Options?" Seminar is free; registration required.

 

Register at events.suburbanhospital.org or 301-896-3939. Event will be at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus.

 
 
Educational Resource
Androgen Deprivation Therapy - Book

Strongly recommend the book  "Promoting Wellness. Beyond Hormone Therapy.  Options for Prostate Cancer Patients” (2nd edition) by Dr. Mark Moyad.

This is an EXCELLENT resource for men dealing with advanced prostate cancer --- those with a rising PSA after being on hormone therapy (also called androgen deprivation therapy). The book addresses how the cancer becomes advanced and “refractory” or resistant to hormone therapy, secondary hormonal therapies and other treatments, preventing or lessening side-effects, treatments in the pipeline, and diet, supplements and alternative medicine. This is jam-packed with helpful and hopeful information!

Want to help the next guy with prostate cancer?

This will be the 4th year in which we man a table at the Retiree Appreciation Days sponsored by the military installations in our area. Our purpose is to provide information about prostate cancer and advocate for prostate cancer awareness. Our goal is to help the next guy who is dealing with prostate cancer, fearing prostate cancer or a recurrence of prostate cancer.

If you would like to “give back” in some way, this is a great opportunity! Please help us get the word out about prostate cancer, CPDR, and the Us TOO support groups.

If you would like to help man a table at Fort Myer, Fort Belvoir, Quantico, Fort Meade, or Joint Base Andrews, please contact Gene Slebrch who is the “go to” coordinator for these community outreach events. (gslebrch@yahoo.com; 703-978-0337).

 

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
 
 
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.

Previous issues of
CPDR e-News

You can access previous issues of the CPDR e-News on our CPDR website - www.cpdr.org/newsletter under the Patient Information link.

 

Appointments

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

One more thing…
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
-- Winston Churchill

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
301-319-2918

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