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In Observance of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month CMHS Offers Prostate Cancer Seminar on Sept. 10

Ventura, California, 08/20/2013

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month. In observance Community Memorial Health System on Tuesday, Sept. 10 is holding a seminar - Prostate Cancer: Risks, Detection and Treatment.

Prostate Cancer - the most common non-skin-related cancer among men – will be the focus of a free seminar presented by Ventura urologists Drs. Marc Beaghler and Seyed Khoddami. The seminar will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Community Memorial Hospital's eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium. In addition, attendees will receive a certificate for a free Prostate Specific Antigen test. (You must be present to receive a certificate).

One in six men will develop prostate cancer in their lives and it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States. Drs. Beaghler and Khoddami will cover the risk factors for developing prostate cancer, discuss methods of detection and review treatment options. They also will discuss the current controversy concerning prostate cancer screening.

Dr. Beaghler received his medical degree from the Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Neb. 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 in Tehran, Iran. He is a clinical Assistant Professor of Urology at USC and a member of American Urology Association.

Both doctors are active members of Community Memorial Hospital and Ojai Valley Community Hospital medical staffs. Admission is free, but space is limited, so reservations are required. Call (805) 652-5436, 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 12 family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.