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Knowledge is Power Lecture Series

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Knowledge is Power: Prostate Cancer Survivorship Series

Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer: What is Good and Bad about it

January 16, 2014
7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
Sibley Medical Building, Conference Room 2

Michael A. Carducci, M.D., FACP, AEGON Professor in Prostate Cancer Research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, associate director for clinical research at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and regional research director for Kimmel Cancer Center in the National Capital Region, will discuss when hormonal therapy is beneficial in the treatment of prostate cancer, the potential problems hormones may cause and how to manage side effects.

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Past Events

6th Annual Ovarian Health: Knowledge is Power
September 19, 2013
Join us to learn the latest advances in ovarian health. Hear updates on symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and surgical options. 

Rising PSA after Treatment for Prostate Cancer: The Treatment Dilemma
September 23, 2013 
A rising PSA after the completion of treatment for prostate cancer may be the first indication that cancer has recurred and recommendations for what to do when this occurs can differ. Join Dr. Channing Paller, Assistant Professor of Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial Hospital / Johns Hopkins Medicine, to hear more about this treatment dilemma and to learn how researchers are trying to determine which approaches are likely to be most effective.

Breast Cancer Survivorship Retreat: You’ve Completed Treatment, Now What?
September 28, 2013
Survivorship experts will offer guidance to women with a history of breast cancer on ways to reclaim their lives, understand and cope with treatment side effects, address common issues with body image and sexual health and adopt healthy nutrition and exercise habits. Learn how integrative medicine techniques can help manage stress and other responses to the transition after treatment. A panel of breast cancer survivors will share how they regained control back in their lives after diagnosis and treatment.  Parking, continental breakfast and lunch are provided. 

Surviving Survivorship: LIVING with Cancer
October 19, 2013
A conference for patients and their caregivers. Johns Hopkins Medicine announces its inaugural conference for cancer survivors and their caregivers.  Highlights include a seated lunch, inspiring speakers and informative workshops.  Seating is limited. 

Prostate Health: Knowledge is Power 
October 30, 2013
As a result of treatment for prostate cancer, men may experience a range of issues that affect their sexual health. Lower libido, erectile dysfunction and anxiety can all impact quality of life. Stephen Greco, M.D., radiation oncologist, will talk about how your providers can help reduce the severity of these side effects as well as what you can do to improve intimacy with your partner. 

15th Annual "Living With Breast Cancer" Symposium: Creating Your Survivorship Plan
November 2, 2013
After a diagnosis of breast cancer, many women are unsure who should be providing their medical care, what physical symptoms should be of concern, and other issues.  Learn about how to become an informed survivor!   Find out what is meant by a survivorship plan, who should use the plan and what information should be included.  Also learn how to establish your personal self-care plan to help reduce stress and make positive life choices.  Open to all breast cancer survivors, family and friends.  Breakfast will be provided.  

Eating Well After Cancer Treatment
November 12, 2013
After a diagnosis and treatment for cancer, many patients are interested in changing their dietary habits.  Join Rachel Griffin, Clinical Dietician, for tips on better eating and a cooking demonstration.  Be prepared to sample delicious, healthy dishes!  Open to cancer survivors, family and friends.  

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