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Dr. Lewis Kampel Discusses Prostate Cancer at the Black Health Matters Summit 2019
The 3rd Black Health Matters Summit Mission: People tend to think about mental health differently and sometimes are ashamed to seek help for mental health or disclose mental health challenges in ways we don’t worry about for a physical ailment such as heart disease or diabetes. Those who are empathetic about a cancer diagnosis may draw a blank when you share that you have sickle cell or lupus, due to limited knowledge of how debilitating these diseases can be. Physical ailments can affect our mood and mental well-being. We need a holistic attitude to HEALTH – a whole body and mind phenomenon – so we can effectively support the well-being of African-American families. The Summit focused on patient-centric issues convened to educate patients, caregivers, health enthusiasts, advocacy groups, and media outlets. The Summit improved the understanding of the management of chronic and rare diseases while underscoring the importance of participation in research studies. Topics included: Breast Cancer; Clinical Trials/Research Study Participation, Fibroids/Endometriosis/Reproductive Health; Hereditary ATTTR amyloidosis; Heart Disease; Mental Health; Sickle Cell; Prostate Cancer.
Dr. Lewis J. Kampel is the Director, Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention.