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2019 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Harrisburg Date & Sponsorships Announced

2019 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Harrisburg Date & Sponsorships Announced

Urology of Central Pennsylvania and ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer are proud to announce our 2019 5K Run/Walk Harrisburg date. On Friday, September 20, at 6 p.m., on City Island in Harrisburg, hundreds of participants, businesses, families and prostate cancer survivors will join to fight against the second most common cancer in men.

This annual 5K Run/Walk has made a big difference in the lives of men and their families through the research, screening, awareness, and advocacy work of ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer. You are invited to participate as a sponsor, participant, or volunteer!

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Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

Urology of Central Pennsylvania thanks our amazing staff. Our staff make a difference every day and we extend our sincere appreciation today, Administrative Professionals Day!

The staff at Urology of Central Pennsylvania do a lot to help our practice and physicians serve our patients well.

Today, we would like to recognize our Patient Service Representatives in our Patient Assistance Center (PAC). These are the hard-working people you speak with when calling to schedule appointments, ask questions, and check-in and check-out. Thank you to our Medical Secretaries and Schedulers who schedule procedures in our Surgery Center (ASC) or at the hospitals and also schedule imaging exams (CT, MRI, Ultrasound, etc.). Many thanks also to the staff in Medical Records and our Billing & Administrative team (HR, Purchasing, and Information Technology). THANK YOU for going above and beyond each day!

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June Prostate Cancer Support & Education Meeting

Sexual Healthcare and Urinary Control for Prostate Cancer Survivorship

Prostate Cancer Support and Education Flyer

Join other prostate cancer patients, survivors and their families for the June Prostate Cancer Support and Education Meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

This month Dr. Lewis Harpster of Urology of Central PA will discuss “Sexual Healthcare and Urinary Control for Prostate Cancer Survivorship.”

The meeting will be held at Urology of Central PA’s offices located at 100 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 100, in Camp Hill.

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Updated Information on Bladder Cancer (BCG) Drug Shortage

Earlier we shared a message regarding Merck’s anticipated TICE BCG supply constraints due to an increasing global demand for the product.

To minimize disruption to patient care, Merck (the sole supplier of BCG to the United States) announced an immediate change to their TICE BCG distribution model, and in January, ceased all drop shipments and began allocating TICE BCG exclusively to wholesalers and distributors based on product supply and historical purchasing patterns. Wholesalers and distributors in turn, began utilizing the same allocation model to fulfill customer orders directly; therefore, please contact your wholesaler should you have any questions about your allotment.

Although Merck is exploring options to increase their production of TICE BCG, they expect this global supply constraint to continue throughout 2019.

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Thank You, Physicians

National Doctor’s Day — March 30, 2019

On March 30, we celebrated National Doctor’s Day with many others in our community. The role of physician has grown over the years and now includes many unique challenges. We acknowledge the tenacity and dedication of our wonderful physicians who work for the best interest of their patients.

In recognition of the healers in our community, Urology of Central Pennsylvania has compiled some of the kind words of our partners and our patients. Please remember to thank your health care providers for their hard work throughout the year.

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Prostate Cancer Support Group for April 2019

Prostate Cancer Support Group for April 2019

April Prostate Cancer Support and Education Group Meeting

Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

Learn more about the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and how it can help cancer patients from Margaret Lehman, RD, of PinnacleHealth, at the April Prostate Cancer Support and Education Group Meeting.

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2019 Prostate Cancer Patient Guide for LUGPA Members

2019 Prostate Cancer Patient Guide for LUGPA Members

As part of LUGPA’s mission to preserve and advance the independent practice of urology and to promote the highest standards of urological care, we are once again pleased to share an important educational resource for your practice.

Please use the information below to access the Prostate Cancer Patient Guide, a comprehensive resource for any man who has been newly diagnosed, who is in treatment, or is concerned about a rising PSA or recurrence.

Recently updated by the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), the 2019 Prostate Cancer Patient Guide is an invaluable resource to share with your patients. The guide consolidates current information available on the following topics and many more:

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Dr. Clements Discusses Men’s Health, Prostate Cancer on WHP580

Men often do not consider the importance of caring for their own health. This perspective can be dangerous though. Dr. Thomas Clements spoke with Michael Parks about men’s health and how a broad array of issues can be prevented or addressed by men paying more attention to their bodies.

Listen to this podcast to hear more about prostate cancer — the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men — and other health issues that apply specifically to men.

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ZERO’s 2019 BOLD for Blue Awards

ZERO: The End of Prostate Cancer held their BOLD for Blue awards ceremony on Sunday, February 24, in Arlington, VA. This event was held to recognize ZERO Champions who had the greatest impact in the fight against prostate cancer with their fundraising efforts in 2018. The Harrisburg ZERO Run/Walk had two award winners: Mark Hagenbuch from Team Angus raised $11,000 and Pat Forsburg from The Forsburg 40 raised $30,000.

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