Moncrief, Fort Worth, treatment, advanced cancer
 
Gayle Wilkins, Fort Worth Support Group, Education

Gayle Wilkins, MSN, RN, OCN
Facilitator

The Fort Worth Prostate Cancer Support Group moved from the American Cancer Society building to the Moncrief Cancer Institute. This group has been active for more than fifteen years. Its members share a variety of prostate cancer treatments. Facilitator of this group is Gayle Wilkins. Gayle is an experienced radiation-oncology nurse.
Members of the group are also actively involved in community events such as health fairs, speaking engagements and volunteer services at screening events. Currently they are staffing the award-winning "Let's Talk on Tuesday ... About Prostate Cancer" face-to-face survivor chat at the Klabzuba Tower at Texas Health Methodist Hospital in Forth Worth. Serving the Community!

Meetings:     Every 3rd Monday, 6:00-8:00 pm, Moncrief Cancer Institute, 400 W. Magnolia, Fort Worth 76104
Facilitator: Gayle G. Wilkins, MSN, RN, OCN; 817-250-1868, GayleWilkins@texashealth.org

See main page for meeting information.

Previous Speaker Meetings, 2019

March 18, Parker Read, Moncrief/UTSW (Genetics Counselor)  "Genetic Testing"
April 15, James Earl: "Cancer Care Services" (Fort Worth)

Hi Everyone,

As you know our meeting place, Moncrief Cancer Institute, is part of UT Southwestern.  I received word that UTSouthwestern has banned all non-essential meetings, especially those involving outside groups for at least a month.  THR has also stopped all vendors and outside groups from having meetings on campus.  This is in response to the new status of COVID-19 now being considered a pandemic.

I have heard from our speaker and he is willing to reschedule his talk that was scheduled for March.   I will communicate when that might occur as soon as possible.

So NO SUPPORT GROUP next week (i.e. Monday, March 16th!) 

At this time I have not received any word about cancelling hospital volunteer activities.  Since the men that are available for LTOT are hospital volunteers, we will follow any guidelines from our volunteer office about their activities.  I am fine with continuing LTOT as long as each of those that attend feel well and have no symptoms.

As I shared with another group – I know this all feels a bit like overkill but following strict infection control principles, this “shut down” strategy is prudent to minimize infections across the country.  All of you are of the age and health category that could potentially have serious complications with this virus.  I do not want to add to your risk.

Gayle G. Wilkins,MSN,RN,OCN – Oncology Nurse Navigator
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital – Fort Worth
Ph: 817-250-1868  Fax:  817-250-1869
Gaylewilkins@texashealth.org

Next Meeting: TBA

The following will be re-scheduled!

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(from left) Monty Knapp, Dan Groves, Mike Butler and Wolfram Blattner receiving the Helping Hands Award from
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