The Heartbreaking Truth of Penis Cancer | Rene Sotelo | TEDxPasadena İndir

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  • 1 Kas 2018

  • Caution: This talk contains graphic images. Globally respected urologist, Dr. Rene Sotelo, approaches the difficult conversation about the prominence of penile cancer with sensitivity, professionalism and humor. He says, “We have increased the survival rate for breast and prostate cancer, but the survival rate for penile cancer has decreased. Why are people coming in late for treatment? It’s not because they don’t have access to medical services. It’s because of shame, fear, and ignorance of how severe penile cancer can be.” Dr. Sotelo hopes that by shedding light on this preventable cancer, he can reduce the stigma behind the disease and help his patients advocate for their own care and the care of their friends and family. Dr. René Sotelo serves as a professor of urology at the Institute of Urology at USC and Medical Director of the International Services at Keck Medicine of USC. Recognized for his leadership in the field of laparoscopic and robotic repair techniques, Dr. Sotelo has performed more than 3,000 advanced laparoscopic-robotic surgeries, including complex urinary fistulae, radical prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, cystectomy, and inguinal lymphadenectomy. He is considered a pioneer among his peers and one of the most experienced surgeons in the world, for using these techniques to treat patients. As a distinguished researcher, Dr. Sotelo has published more than 60 articles on urology. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


  • ritorto
    ritorto 10 ay önce

    Why are people laughing? What’s so funny? Wouldn’t be so funny if it happened to them or someone close to them

  • MindYourBiz MindYourBiz

    I wish people would not find penile health to be funny. I know he is trying be informative and it can be a serious issue. People do not laugh during a conversation of masectomies.

  • Jessica
    Jessica 1 yıl önce

    Thanks for shedding light on a topic that is so overlooked!

  • Maria Lua
    Maria Lua 4 ay önce

    Good morning !

  • amethyst flower
    amethyst flower 4 ay önce

    Here are some facts: out of 350 million people in the United States, only 200 men will develop invasive penile cancer per year.

  • We Create Zone
    We Create Zone 5 ay önce

    It's too quiet.

  • Alex Garcia
    Alex Garcia 3 ay önce


  • Sean Gilmore
    Sean Gilmore 1 yıl önce

    A channel with 15 mil

    AP CAPTAIN 10 ay önce

    Good job

  • Faye Mohr
    Faye Mohr 1 hafta önce

    Very interesting. FAYE

  • amethyst flower
    amethyst flower 4 ay önce

    European countries that do no circumcise their males have even lower rates of penile cancer than the US where over % 60 of men are circumcised. I appreciate that you said circumcision is not recommended as prevention but you shouldn't have even suggested there was anything remotely beneficial about circumcision. Also, I was injured by the HPV vaccine and I don't recommend anyone get a terrible vaccine for a usually harmless virus.