The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) is hosting “Cancer Awareness Day” on June 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the main lobby of the America Building.
Stacee Springer, a licensed clinical social worker in the Pediatric Oncology Department who serves as the key coordinator of the event, said attendees at Cancer Awareness Day will learn about the services provided by the cancer center, which include adult bone marrow transplant; a breast care center; a center for prostate disease and research; clinical nutrition; clinical social work; health beneficiary services; and radiation oncology along with cancer services for gynecology and pediatrics.
Springer is part of the team involved in establishing a comprehensive cancer care center at WRNMMC. She said the center will be a “state-of-the-art, one-stop shop” for cancer patients and their families that will address not only medical treatment, but emotional and spiritual support as well as survivorship issues. Springer added this one location will embody every aspect of cancer patient needs and the needs of their family members.
The June 4 Cancer Awareness Day will be the first observed at Walter Reed Bethesda, according to Springer, who said she hopes it will become an annual event.
For more information, contact Stacee Springer at (301) 319-7943, or stacee.springer med.navy.mil.