E-NEWSLETTER
August 2017
Summer Water Fun!

 

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

 

Welcome to the August issue of CPDR e-News! Whew! It IS the” dog days of summer”---the hottest and muggiest part of the summer season! Yikes! Time to run through the lawn sprinkler!! -- (You go first! I'm right behind you!)

 

Here is what is happening at the Prostate Center.

 

 

Guest Speaker Program is THIS Thursday--- 3 August 2017

Dr. Sean Kern

Speaker: Dr. Sean Kern
(Urologist at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital)

Topic: “An Overview of the Surgical Treatment of Prostate Cancer”

Date: Thursday - August 3, 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 - August 17, 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 - August 10, 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".

 
Educational Resource
Ask Dr. Jim David Website

 

Check out the website of one of our favorite guest speakers, Dr. Jim David (retired COL, US Army) who is a psychotherapist in private practice. His website is: www.askdrdavidnow.com

 

His vast library of newsletters (“Emotional Wellness Matters”) is available by clicking on “Mental Health Articles”. Some topics may be helpful to you, such as, Resilient Personality-Bouncing Back from Hardship, Making the Most of our Life Transitions, Managing Stress in Everyday Life, Adapting to Chronic Illness, Surviving a Life Crisis, Depression in Men, Communicating When You Have Conflict, Dealing with Controlling People.  

 

There are about 90 newsletters – something for everyone! Check out other interesting short handouts by clicking on “Handouts/Misc Forms”.

 

Research Studies

You may be interested in one of our studies called the ProstAtak Vaccine Trial. It is a Phase III randomized study that tests a vaccine along with radiation to see if it reduces the recurrence of prostate cancer. The vaccine is designed to kill tumor cells. The study is for men with intermediate or high risk prostate cancer who will be treated with external radiation (with or without hormone therapy).

 

Another study you may be interested in is called the TRUMPET Registry. This is a registry study for men with castrate resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) meaning that the PSA is rising while on hormone therapy (like Zoladex or Lupron). Men may have metastatic or non-metastatic disease and are starting or have started (within 90 days) another treatment, such as enzalutamide, abiraterone, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, etc. The purpose of the study is to improve the scientific understanding of castrate resistant disease and the treatment patterns, quality of life and health care resources and costs associated with its management. The study is also open to primary caregivers of the men in the study.

 

For more information on these studies, please contact Judi Travis, RN, at 301-319-2927 or Judith.a.travis.ctr@mail.mil

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…

“Today me will live in the moment, unless it’s unpleasant in which case me will eat a cookie.”

-- Cookie Monster


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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