Gilda's Club QC offers Prostate Cancer Workshop w/expert advice. Print
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Written by Melissa Wright   
Tuesday, 02 September 2008 12:01

Gilda’s Club Quad Cities Offers Expert Advice For Prostate Cancer Patients– Workshop Provides Information on Obtaining Optimal Care – FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

Based on practices employed by leading U.S. cancer centers, Gilda’s Club in Davenport, Iowa, will host a discussion to educate people with prostate cancer about the importance of assembling a multidisciplinary team of specialists to manage the disease. This TEAM Approach Prostate Cancer Management workshop is part of an ongoing national effort aimed at supporting prostate cancer patients titled Treatment, Education, Awareness and Management (TEAM). WHY: Unlike other cancer patients, men with prostate cancer often do not seek the advice of a medical oncologist until their cancer has progressed to a late stage. A man with prostate cancer may ensure optimal treatment by consulting a TEAM of health care professionals – a urologist, a radiation oncologist and a medical oncologist, each of whom can make him aware of different available treatment options and together recommend the best course of action to tackle the disease. WHO: David Mercer, MD. He is Medical Oncologist with Hematology Medical Oncology Consultants WHERE: Gilda’s Club Quad Cities 1234 East River Drive, Davenport, Iowa WHEN: September 11, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. Free – Dinner included (please RSVP)
PROSTATE CANCER FACTS: Prostate cancer ranks third worldwide in cancer incidence and sixth in cancer mortality among men. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 219,000 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year and more than 27,000 will die of the disease