April 2016

Hi folks ---
Welcome to the April issue of CPDR e-News!!
All of us at the Prostate Center wish you all a Happy Spring!! (And spring showers too!)
"April showers bring forth May flowers"! So enjoy your spring - rain and all! (at least it is not SNOW!).

Here's the latest from the Prostate Center.

Save the date - May Guest Speaker Program

Dr. Philip Arlen
National Cancer Institute

Topic: "Prostate Cancer: An Overview and Update of Novel Treatment Modalities"
There have been remarkable advances in the therapy for prostate cancer over the past decade. We will be discussing these advances as well as new treatment options in clinical trials. Date: Thursday 5 May 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).

February's Guest Speaker Program on Nutrition

Nancy Tschiltz's presentation "Eat Well, Live Well" will be published in the May Us TOO newsletter sent to you via this e-News.

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

Date: Thursday, April 21, 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,April 14, 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 February 2016 issue of the Walter Reed UsTOO newsletter.

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

"Happiness in a Storm. Facing Illness and Embracing Life as a Healthy Survivor" by Dr. Wendy Schlessel Harpham (physician and long-term cancer survivor).

"The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness" by Dr. Gerome Groopman

"The Human Side of Cancer. Living with Hope, Coping with Uncertainty" by Dr. Jimmie Holland

www.askdrdavidnow.com - Dr. Jim David, psychotherapist and previous guest speaker at CPDR, has a website with a large library of emotional/mental health articles that may be helpful to you. Some of the topics are: "Surviving a Life Crisis", "Depression in Men", "Resilient Personality", "Adapting to a Chronic Illness".

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. LTC Kyle Bourque - 301-319-8314
Fort Belvoir
  1. Ms Donna Horn-Hooks - 571-231-3504.

Sexual Function

If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Dean, our sexual health expert, please call his secretary, Ms McCrary at 301-400-2353 for an appointment.

A referral from your physician is not needed.

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

Words of Wisdom:
"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship"
-- Louisa May Alcott

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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