Gilda’s Club Quad Cities Print
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Written by Melissa Wright   
Thursday, 30 August 2007 13:37
ImageGilda’s Club Quad Cities Offers Expert Advice for Prostate Cancer Patients and Their Family Members ImageWHAT: Based on practices employed by leading U.S. cancer centers, Gilda’s Club Quad Cities will host a panel discussion to educate people with prostate cancer about the importance of assembling a multidisciplinary team of specialists to manage the disease. The panel of experts will share valuable advice aimed at encouraging patients to tap into the expertise of a team of physicians -- a urologist, a radiation oncologist and a medical oncologist -- as well as offer patients and their families tips for living with prostate cancer. 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. SPEAKERS: David Mercer, MD, an oncology nurse and prostate cancer survivor WHERE: Gilda’s Club Quad Cities 1234 E. River Drive, Davenport, Iowa Information: 563-326-7504 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it WHEN: September 13, 2007 6:00 p.m. Dinner included OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; WORKSHOP AND DINNER ARE FREE, PLEASE RSVP