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CMHS Seminar on Nov. 17 to Focus on Prostate Cancer

Ventura California, 10/25/2011

Prostate cancer – the most common form of malignancy in men – will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Ventura urologists Drs. Marc Beaghler, Seyed Khoddami and William Klope will lead the seminar that will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Community Memorial Hospital’s eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium. In addition, Prostate Specific Antigen testing will be available to seminar participants beginning at 5 p.m.

Approximately one in nine men will develop prostate cancer in their lives, and Drs. Beaghler, Khoddami and Klope say early detection and intervention can help reduce the number of 30,000 prostate cancer-related deaths each year in the U.S. They add that underestimating the disease is the most common cause of selecting the wrong treatment, and that PSA testing is one of the most reliable indicators for potential prostate health problems for men over 40.

Participants will receive information on what the test results mean and how the results are used to provide care for them. Results will be mailed to participants after the seminar.

The seminar’s physicians all are trained in minimally-invasive surgery and laparoscopic surgery, and are members of both the Community Memorial Hospital and the Ojai Valley Community Hospital medical staffs.

Dr. Beaghler received his Medical Degree from the Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE. He is currently a clinical professor of Urology at USC Keck School of Medicine, and a member of the American Urology Association.

Dr. Khoddami received his Medical Degree from the University of Tehran School of Medicine, Tehran, Iran. He is a clinical Assistant Professor of Urology at USC and a member of American Urology Association.

Dr. Klope received his Medical Degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN. He is a Diplomate, American Board of Urology.

Admission is free, but space is limited, so reservations are required. Call (805) 652-6307, or visit

Community Memorial Hospital is located at 147 N. Brent St. in Ventura.

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and ten family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.