SPEAKER: RICHARD LAM, MD
TITLE: How to Help Patients Find the Best Treatment and 2019 Update
- Low Risk, Intermediate Risk, High Risk Stages, Metastatic Disease
- Treatment Options
- Q & A
A double board-certified internist and oncologist, Richard Lam, MD, has been specializing full time at Prostate Oncology Specialists for treatment of prostate cancer since 2001 as director of clinical research.
Dr. Lam has written numerous articles based on his research. He is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology. Dr. Lam continues to promote prostate cancer awareness and education by giving lectures at various medical conferences and prostate support groups throughout the country. He is particularly interested in utilizing state-of-the-art therapeutics for advanced prostate cancer.
Dr. Lam received his undergraduate degree in biology, magna cum laude, at UCLA. He then went on to earn his medical degree at UCLA School of Medicine before completing his residency training in the specialty of internal medicine at UCLA Center of Health Sciences. He completed his oncology and hematology fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
ABOUT PROSTATE FORUM OF ORANGE COUNTY:
In the early 1990’s our founders saw a need for patient driven education and support.
They understood that men could make better decisions about their treatment if they learned about treatment modalities.
Further, they understood that low risk prostate cancer patients are often candidates for “watchful waiting” now called “active surveillance”.
Those opting for active surveillance could delay or even avoid entirely the side effects caused by prostate removal or radiation.
Prostate Forum of Orange County (PF-OC) remains committed to furthering a patient’s search and understanding of medical information without giving medical advice.