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Insights Into Cancer: Prostate & Other Male Cancers--Impact on Erectile Function & Quality of Life
Date: 12/10/2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Auditorium, B Level Room B130
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095

SimmsMann CenterOnce a month, the Simms/Mann–UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology presents Insights Into Cancer, a free public lecture series for cancer patients, their families and the community. Each lecture features a leading professional who provides up-to-date information, practical advice and answers to cancer-related questions. 

December 10, 2013
Prostate & Other Male Cancers: Impact on Erectile Function & Quality of Life

Urologic cancers include those of the bladder, testes and the prostate, one of the most common cancers in men. These diseases are often treated with curative intent involving surgery and/or radiation therapies which can profoundly affect men's erectile function, urinary habits and sometimes bowel function. There is a growing awareness that not all prostate cancers require surgery and active surveillance may be an option because many men are much more likely to die with prostate cancer than of their disease. These decisions may hinge on factors other than expected cause-specific survival and rather on the impact of the disease, surveillance and/or treatment on quality of life. The symptoms of erectile dysfunction, urinary and bowel changes are important for men's quality of life and they need access to the latest treatments and strategies. These cancers along with the most problematic symptoms are the focus of this presentation. The goal of cancer care hinges on maximizing quantity and quality of life which includes addressing needs before, during and after treatment.

Jonathan Bergman, M.D., is a urology physician at UCLA in the Department of Urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate training at Yale, where he graduated with a degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. He received his medical degree from UCLA Medical School and completed his training in urology at UCLA, where he served as Chief Resident during his last year of training. He treats men with all types of urologic cancers include cancers of the prostate, testes and bladder. His research interests have centered on improving healthcare outcomes in disadvantaged individuals and in improving the quality of end of life care for individuals with urologic diseases. He is committed to quality of life for patients treated with these diseases.

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Insights Into Cancer lectures are held in the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Auditorium, B Level, Room B130, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

UCLA parking is $11 and is wheelchair accessible. Attendees can park in the medical plaza, or take advantage of the valet parking at the front of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.