E-NEWSLETTER


March 2019

Hi folks—

Welcome to the March issue of CPDR e-News! Well, March is the official start of spring, but….. the weather has been a bit fickle of late. So, I’m not holding my breath. But, I am really looking forward to those crocuses. You too?

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 14 Mar
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 21 Mar
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).

Educational Resources

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

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

Please click on the link below to read the updated 2019 Prostate Cancer Patient Guide which “focuses all of the information available about contemporary prostate cancer research, treatment, and lifestyle factors into one consolidated resource”. This 68-page booklet is written for men who are newly diagnosed, in treatment, dealing with a rising PSA or metastatic disease.

https://www.pcf.org/guide/prostate-cancer-patient-guide/

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:
Call Ellen until a replacement for Ms Donna Horn-Hooks has been identified.

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...

“My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate”
—Thornton Wilder

So, folks, that is the news from here!

Have a fabulous winter/spring/whatever kind of 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