Prostate cancer month events, resources

September 11, 2014

A selection of events, resources and medical institutions.

Events

Free prostate screening 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the Good Health Center at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore. Registration is required. To make an appointment, call 443-444-4100.

ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk 10K run, 5K run/walk, 1 mile fun walk, Kids Superhero Dash for Dad and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. Funds raised are split between local community and national efforts to fund research, testing, and education for men and their families. 7:30 a.m. opening ceremonies, 8:30 race start Sunday at Johnny Unitas Stadium, 7400 Osler Drive, Towson. $45-$15. zeroprostatecancerrun.org/baltimore

Prostate Cancer Connection Meetings are to help newly diagnosed men with their adjustment and decision making, provide resources and support for men in treatment, and support survivors with their follow-up care and life changes. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday at HopeWell Cancer Support, 10628 Falls Road, Lutherville. 410-832-2719 or hopewellcancersupport.org

Together We Thrive 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month at Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center, The Medical Pavilion at Howard County, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite G050, Columbia. Patient support group for men and women diagnosed with cancer and caregivers. 410-740-5858 or hcgh.org/cmcrc.

Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urological Association Open to health care professionals and the public with registration. Sept. 18-21 at Hilton Baltimore, 401 W. Pratt St., Baltimore. meeting.maaua.org

Prostate Cancer Symposium: New and Future Blood & Urine Tests for Prostate Cancer Featuring Dr. Alan W. Partin, professor and director and urologist-in-chief at the Brady Urological Institute of Johns Hopkins University. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Free. events.suburbanhospital.org

Prostate cancer screening 5-8 p.m. Sept. 25 at University of Maryland Shore Regional Cancer Center, 509 Idlewild Ave., Easton. Free. 410-820-6800 to register (registration required).

Anne Arundel Medical Center Prostate Support Group 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of the month, Doordan Institute, Belcher Pavilion, 7th Floor, 2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis. 443-481-5801

Prostate cancer support group Carroll Hospital Center hosts a bimonthly prostate cancer support group. Contact 410-871-7000 for the next meeting time and location.

Resources

American Cancer Society 1-800-ACS-2345 or cancer.org/prostatecancer

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Baltimore Houses adults receiving outpatient cancer treatment more than 40 miles from home. 636 W. Lexington St., Baltimore. 410-547-2522 or cancer.org

Cancer Support Foundation Helps with quality of life and financial issues such as eviction prevention, transportation, emotional support and more. 8268 Academy Road, Ellicott City. info@cancersupportfoundation.org, (410) 964-9563 or cancersupportfoundation.org

Hopewell Cancer Support Helps patients and their families cope with the impact of a diagnosis. Programs include support groups, educational seminars, exercise classes and social activities. 10628 Falls Road, Lutherville. 410-832-2719 or hopewellcancersupport.org

Ullman Cancer Fund for Young Adults Offers programs supporting, educating and connecting young adults and their loved ones affected by cancer. 410-964-0202 or ulmanfund.org

Wellness House of Annapolis Free support groups, counseling, and therapeutic classes to those suffering from cancer and their families. 2625 Mas Que Farm Road, Annapolis. 410-990-0941 or annapoliswellnesshouse.org

ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer A national nonprofit organization that advances research, encourages action, and provides education and support to men and their families. Holds the annual ZERO Prostate Cancer races. zerocancer.org

Hospitals and medical practices

Anne Arundel Medical Center DeCesaris Cancer Institute 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis. 443-481-1000 or aahs.org/cancer

Baltimore VA Medical Center 10 N. Greene St., Baltimore. (410) 605-7000 or maryland.va.gov

The Cancer Institute at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center 7601 Osler Drive, Towson. 410-337-1338. or stjosephtowson.com

Carroll Regional Cancer Center 555 S. Center St., Westminster. 410-871-6400 or carrollregionalcancer.org

Central Maryland Urology Associates 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 130, Columbia. 410-772-7000 or cmua.net.

Chesapeake Urology Associates Has offices in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Charles, Harford, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George's counties as well as Baltimore city. (866) 953-3111 chesapeakeurology.com

Howard County General Hospital, Columbia (410) 740-7890 or hcgh.org. Claudia Mayer / Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center is also part of Howard County General Hospital, Columbia. 410-740-5858

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