E-NEWSLETTER


January 2019

Hi folks—

Welcome to the January issue of CPDR e-News! … and welcome 2019! All of us at CPDR wish you a wonderful new year. It’s a perfect time to reflect on the goodness of the past year, the hopes for the coming year, and the blessings of today.

Here is what is happening at the Prostate Center.

Information/Support Group Meeting at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital

Meetings are every 2nd Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday 10 Jan
Times: 1300-1400 and 1830-1930
Location: Urology Clinic (2nd floor, Sunrise Pavilion)

Note: A military ID is required to get on post at Fort Belvoir. Attendees without a military ID need to arrive at the gate about 1 hour before the meeting to complete paperwork for post access. Also bring some form of picture identification.

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

Information/Support Group Meeting at Walter Reed

Meetings are every 3rd Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday 17 Jan
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. Also bring some form of picture identification at the gate.

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

Save the date for the Guest Speaker Program—7 Feb 2019

Speaker: Dr. Camella Rising
Topic: “Fathers and Sons: Are They Talking about Prostate Cancer?”
Date: Thursday 7 Feb 2019
Time: 1900-2030
Locations:
     1. Walter Reed: America Building, 2nd floor, Room 2525
     2. Fort Belvoir Community Hospital: Oaks Pavilion, 1st floor, Room S1.901 (Library Lecture Hall), via video teleconference

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

Educational Resources

Please click on the link below to read the monthly Us TOO Hot Sheet which highlights the latest information on treatment strategies and research.

http://www.ustoo.org/Read-the-HotSheet-Newsletter

Please click on the link below for the website of the Urology Care Foundation (affiliated with the American Urological Association). It provides a wealth of educational materials for patients in the form of fact sheets, booklets, and videos. Topics range from localized prostate cancer, advanced prostate cancer, urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, support for caregivers, etc.

http://www.urologyhealth.org/educational-materials

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:
FYI- Ms Donna Horn-Hooks has relocated out of state. Her replacement has not yet been named.

Nutrition Support

Ms Robyn Rockwell is our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who provides nutrition counseling for cancer patients being treated at Walter Reed.

To schedule an appointment, call the Outpatient Nutrition Clinic at 301-295-4065. No referral is needed for an appointment. Just call.

Appointments

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

Previous Issues

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

One More Thing...

“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential.”
—Ellen Goodman

So, folks, that is the news from here!

Have a simply wonderful day. Take good care of yourselves!

 

Jane L. Hudak, RN, Ph.D.
Colonel, Army Nurse Corps, US Army (Ret)
Patient Educator, HJF
In support of Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR)
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Building 19, 3rd floor
4954 North Palmer Road
Bethesda, MD 20899

Phone: 301-319-2918
Email: jane.l.hudak.ctr@mail.mil

Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the
Advancement of Military Medicine