E-NEWSLETTER
September 2017
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month!

 

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

 

Blue RibbonBusy month – Labor Day, Grandparents Day, and the official start of autumn (yippee!)!  And most importantly for us at the Center, it is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month! Good time to wear your blue ribbon! It’s also time to start (or re-start!) the conversation about prostate cancer screening with your family, friends and colleagues. 

 

Here is what is happening at the Prostate Center.

 

 
Save the date!

Guest Speaker Program is Thursday, November 2, 2017   

Dr. Timothy Tausch

Speaker: Dr. Timothy Tausch
(Director, Trauma and Reconstructive Urology,
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center)

Topic: “Life After Prostate Cancer Treatment: Treating Urinary Incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction”

Date: Thursday - November 2, 2017
Time: 1900-2030
Location: Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (Oaks Pavilion, 1st floor, Room 332) and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (via video teleconference in America Building, 2nd floor, Room 2525).

Note: A military ID card is required to get on base at Walter Reed. 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. Also bring some form of picture identification at the gate.

Family and friends are always welcomed (military and civilian).

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Walter Reed - WRNMMC
Information/Support Group Meetings

Meetings are every 3rd Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday - September 21, 2017
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).

 

 
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Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
Information/Support Group Meetings

Meetings are every 2nd Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday - September 14, 2017
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 issue of the quarterly

Walter Reed UsTOO newsletter.

It includes Dr. Robert Dean’s presentation on “Sexual Issues Related to Prostate Cancer Treatment”
Check out previous presentations archived on our website at www.cpdr.org. Click on "Patient Information", "WRNMMC Us TOO", and then choose either "current newsletter" or "newsletter archive".

 
Community Outreach

Community Outreach

This will be the 5th year that the Walter Reed Us TOO Support Group has “manned” a Prostate Cancer Awareness booth at the Retiree Appreciation Days at military installations in our area.

 

If you would like to give an hour or two (or more!) of your time to this important effort, please contact Gene Slebrch at 703-978-0337 or gslebrch@yahoo.com. He is the “go to” guy for this initiative! He has been “leading the charge” on this for 5 years! (Thank you, Gene!)

    Schedule of Retiree Appreciation Day events

                                       
  1. Friday 8 Sep: Fort Belvoir --- Specter Field House – 0800-1400
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  3. Saturday 30 Sep: Joint Base Andrews --- Club ---- 0700-1230
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  5. Friday 6 Oct: Joint Base Fort Myer/Henderson Hall --- Community Activities Center – 0800-1600
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  7. Friday 13 Oct: Quantico --- Barbers Gymnasium---1000-1300
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  9. Friday 27 Oct: Fort Meade – McGill Training Center – 0800-1200

 

Kudos to Gene

Gene SlebrchGene Slebrch has been an engaged participant, staunch supporter, and loyal leader of the Walter Reed Us TOO Support Group since the group started in 2000! Yes, for 17 years Gene has been there – always, supporting the mission of Us TOO – to support and educate men (and their families) dealing with prostate cancer. He works much like the US postman: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” He has been the co-facilitator of the daytime support group at Fort Belvoir for many years and the leader of the Retire Appreciation Day community outreach event for 5 years!!  We salute you, Gene Slebrch and thank you for your steadfast work and commitment to CPDR and  the Walter Reed chapter of  Us TOO!

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 :
Ms Ellen Bowers
- 301-319-2893

Fort Belvoir:
Ms Donna Horn-Hooks
- 571-231-3504

Previous issues of
CPDR e-Newsletter

You can access previous issues of the CPDR e-Newsletter on our CPDR website - 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…

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”

-- Winnie the Pooh


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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