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New Medical Advancements for Pelvic Floor Disorders, Breast Cancer Index Screening Test

New Medical Advancements for Pelvic Floor Disorders, Breast Cancer Index Screening Test


(MUSIC)
GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY AND WELCOME TO THE BALANCING ACT. WE
ARE SO GLAD YOU JOINED US THIS MORNING. I’M JULIE MORAN.
AND I’M OLGA VILLAVERDE. TODAY WE’RE TALKING HEALTH. LOTS
OF INTERESTING AND DIVERSE TOPICS WHICH REALLY CAN AFFECT
ALL OF US FROM WAYS TO GETTING A BETTER NIGHTS SLEEP…
TO IMPROVED TESTING FOR THOSE WOMEN WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM
BREAST CANCER. I’M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO
THAT. I KNOW YOU ARE. ALRIGHT, THE
BALANCING ACT STARTS RIGHT NOW. (MUSIC) DR. HEITH DURRENCE IS BACK BY
POPULAR DEMAND WITH TODAY’S SLEEP TIP OF THE DAY.
THANKS OLGA. SPRING HAS SPRUNG BUT WITH THE NEW SEASON COMES
THE DREADED TIME CHANGE. FOR MANY PEOPLE THIS REPRESENTS A
DIFFICULT DISRUPTION IN THEIR SLEEP PATTERNS AND THAT’S FOR A
VERY GOOD REASON. TODAY’S TIP IS MAKE DAYLIGHT WORK FOR YOU. OUR
BRAINS ARE WIRED NATURALLY TO SLEEP AND WAKE WITH THE SUN.
THAT’S CALLED THE CIRCADIAN RHYTHM. WITH WINTERS LATE
SUNRISE OUR NATURAL CIRCADIAN RHYTHM MAKES US WANT TO WAKE UP
LATER AS WELL. PROBLEM IS, OUR WORK AND SCHOOL SCHEDULES AREN’T
ON THAT SAME PROGRAM. ADD TO THAT, DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME AND
WELL YOU GET THE PICTURE. ABOUT A WEEK BEFORE THE TIME CHANGE, I
SUGGEST SETTING YOUR ALARM CLOCK TEN MINUTES EARLIER THEN USUAL.
THE NEXT NIGHT SET IT AHEAD TEN MORE MINUTES AND BY THE TIME THE
CHANGE COMES, YOU’LL BE ACCLIMATED. ONE MORE THING OLGA.
UMMM HMMM. IF YOU GET SOME GOOD NATURAL
SUNLIGHT ESPECIALLY IN THE MORNING AND AVOID BRIGHT LIGHTS
IN THE EVENING THIS WILL HELP YOUR CIRCADIAN RHYTHM EVEN MORE.
AND YOU’LL SLEEP EVEN BETTER. THANKS FOR JOINING US AGAIN
DOCTOR. AND FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HEALTHIER NIGHTS SLEEP LOG
ONTO AGOODDAYSTARTSATNIGHT.COM. IN THE MEAN TIME…
SWEET DREAMS (IN UNISON) (MUSIC) HALF OF ALL WOMEN OVER THE AGE
OF FIFTY EXPERIENCE SOME DEGREE OF PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE OR
OTHER PELVIC FLOOR DISORDER. NOW TO EXPLAIN WHAT THIS IS AND TO
GIVE US ALL THE FACTS CONCERNING THIS MEDICAL CONDITION, WE’RE
JOINED TODAY BY DOCTOR HEATHER VAN RAALTE, BOARD CERTIFIED URO
GYNECOLOGIST AT PRINCETON UROGYNECOLOGY LOCATED IN
PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY. DR. VAN RAALTE CURRENTLY SERVES AS A
CONSULTANT TO ASA. GOOD MORNING DOCTOR.
THANK YOU IT’S SO NICE TO BE HERE.
LET’S TALK ABOUT FIRST PELVIC FLOOR DISORDER. WHAT EXACTLY IT
IS AND WHO DOES IT EFFECT. SO PELVIC FLOOR DISORDERS CAN
INCLUDE A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT CONDITIONS INCLUDING URINARY
INCOMPETENCE, OVER ACTIVE BLADDER, BOWL CONTROL ISSUES AND
PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE. AND LET’S TALK ABOUT THE QUALITY
OF LIFE. TELL OUR VIEWERS WHAT IT DOES TO WOMEN.
WELL IT HAS A VERY LARGE IMPACT IN QUALITY OF LIFE. YOU KNOW
THESE CONDITIONS WE SAY, THEY ARE NEVER GOING TO KILL YOU, BUT
THEY WILL ROB YOUR LIFE FROM YOU. SO THEY IMPACT YOUR DAY TO
DAY LIVING, ACTIVITIES, EXERCISE, BODY IMAGE, SEXUAL
FUNCTION. THEY CAN BECOME UNCOMFORTABLE CAUSING DIFFERENT
DEGREES OF PAIN OR DISCOMFORT THRU DAILY LIVING.
AND ALOT OF WOMEN ARE NOT AWARE OF WHAT’S OUT THERE OR WHAT CAN
BE DONE. THERE’S ALSO COMMERCIALS ON TV THAT TALK
ABOUT COMPLICATIONS ARE RISING FROM SYNTHETIC MESHES BEING USED
IN THESE SURGERIES SO HOW DO YOU ADDRESS THIS WITH YOUR PATIENTS
WHEN THEY COME IN AND THEY SAY THIS IS HAPPENING TO ME RIGHT
NOW. YEA, SO IT’S VERY CONCERNING AND
I THINK THE ADS ON TV HAVE REALLY AMPLIFIED THAT ANXIETY
AND CONCERNS. IT’S REALLY UNFORTUNATE.
IT IS. ALL OF THE INFORMATION OR
MAJORITY OF THE INFORMATION WOMEN ARE RECEIVING THESE DAYS
ARE COMING FROM TRIAL LAWYERS ON TV INSTEAD OF THE PHYSICIANS
THAT REALLY DEDICATE THEIR CAREERS TO TAKING CARE OF WOMEN.
SO WHEN EVERY PATIENT COMES IN IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO TALK
ABOUT WHAT ARE GOALS ARE, WHAT THEIR INDIVIDUAL PROBLEMS AND
NEEDS ARE FOR REPAIR AND THANKFULLY THERE’S ALOT OF
OPTIONS OUT THERE FOR US NOW. AND LET’S TALK ABOUT THOSE
OPTIONS IN TERMS OF SURGERY WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS AND WHAT ARE YOU
RECOMMENDING TO WOMEN TODAY TO HELP THEM GET THRU THIS?
WELL ARE TRADITIONAL REPAIRS ARE USING SUTRA BASED REPAIRS WHERE
WE TAKE TISSUE, CONNECTIVE TISSUES AND LIGAMENTS THAT HAVE
BECOME DAMAGED OVER THE YEARS AND TRY AND PUT THEM BACK
TOGETHER WITH SUTRAS. BUT YOUR NOT REALLY DOING ANYTHING TO
STRENGTHEN THE TISSUES WHEN YOU DO THAT. SO UNFORTUNATELY THESE
REPAIRS HAVE A 40% FAILURE RATE WITHIN THE FIRST FEW YEARS OF
SURGERY. WOW.
AND THAT’S JUST UNACCEPTABLE… NO.
FOR SURGEONS AND PATIENTS ALIKE. SO WE’VE TURNED TO USING GRAFTS
AND IMPLANTS TO AUGMENT THE RESULTS OF OUR SURGERY AND
THERE’S REALLY TWO BIG OPTIONS THAT WE HAVE. ONE IS USING THE
SYNTHETIC MATERIALS AND THE OTHER IS TO TURN TOWARD A MORE
BIOLOGICALLY DERIVED MATERIAL FOR A NATURAL REPAIR.
SO DOCTOR, SHOW ME HOW THIS WORKS AND LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS
NEW APPROACH. OK, SO ONE OF THE NEWEST
MATERIALS THAT WE HAVE IS THIS METRA STEM PLEVIC FLOOR MATRIX.
OK. AND WHAT IT IS IS A NATURALLY
DERIVED GRAFT THAT WE PLACE UNDERNEATH THE SKIN AND AREAS OF
DAMAGE CONNECTIVE TISSUE. AND WHAT’S UNIQUE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT
IS IT ACTUALLY DISSOLVES. IT COMPLETELY GOES AWAY WITH IN THE
FIRST FEW MONTHS OF USE. SO HOW DOES IT HELP THEN?
AS IT DISSOLVES IT RELEASES A LAYER OF COMPONENTS THAT HELP
YOUR BODY REBUILD OR RESTORE THE CONNECTIVE TISSUE THAT WAS THERE
BEFORE. AND ARE HOPE IS THAT IT’S GOING TO BE AS STRONG AS
THE TISSUE WAS BEFORE IT WAS DAMAGED.
EASY SURGERY? IT’S RELATIVELY EASY SURGERY FOR
PATIENTS TO UNDERGO. IN THE RIGHT HANDS THIS PROCEDURE COULD
BE DONE UNDER A REGIONAL ANESTHESIA TO AVOID GENERAL AND
CAN TYPICALLY BE PERFORMED IN LESS THEN ONE HOUR.
AND YOU DO ALOT OF THESE DOCTOR IN YOUR OPINION HAVE YOU SEEN
PATIENTS COME BACK TO YOU AND SAY OH MY GOSH I GOT MY LIFE
BACK? WE DO A LARGE NUMBER OF THESE
SURGERIES TYPICALLY FIVE TO TEN PER WEEK AND THE NUMBER ONE
COMMENT FROM PATIENTS, I SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS EARLIER AND THEY
COMMENT ON WHAT A DIFFERENCE THIS HAS MADE AND THEIR QUALITY
OF LIFE WITH THE ACTIVITIES THEY’RE ABLE TO DO AND GET OUT
THERE AND ENJOY LIFE AGAIN. ANY CLOSING THOUGHTS FOR VIEWERS
OUT THERE WHO MIGHT BE THINKING THIS IS NOT WHAT I THOUGHT IT
WAS. I’M A LITTLE SCARED. THERE’S ALOT OF ANXIETY AROUND
THESE CONDITIONS. THE MORE PERSONAL A CONDITION, THE MORE
ANXIETY THERE IS AND THE ADS ON TV REALLY DON’T HELP US DECREASE
THIS ANXIETY THIS TIME. I THINK IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO HAVE A
COUPLE GOOD RESOURCES IN YOUR BACK POCKET TO TREAT THESE
CONDITIONS. ONE IS TO FIND THE RIGHT DOCTOR. TO FIND SOMEONE
WHO’S EXPERIENCED IN THESE CONDITIONS AND HAS THE EXPERTISE
TO OFFER YOU DIFFERENT OPTIONS FOR REPAIR. AND THE SECOND IS TO
REALLY KNOW YOUR RESOURCES. ONE IS MADE BY METRA STEM THE PELVIC
FLOOR MATRIX TO FIND MORE INFORMATION YOU CAN GO TO
PFDOPTIONS.COM. AND THE SECOND IS A NATIONAL RESOURCE FROM OUR
UROGYNECOLOGY SOCIETY AND IT’S MADE FOR PATIENTS. IT’S
VOICESFORPFD.ORG. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. GREAT SEGMENT AND GREAT
INFORMATION. REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR TIME DOCTOR. AND IF YOU’D
LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW APPROACHES AND TECHNOLOGIES
BEING USED TO IMPROVE PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE YOU CAN VISIT OUR
WEBSITE THEBALANCINGACT.COM. WE’VE GOT THOSE WEBSITES THERE
FOR YOU AS WELL IN CASE YOU MISSED IT. OR GET SOCIAL. LOG
ONTO FACEBOOK/THEBALANCINGACTFANS.
(MUSIC) LADIES IT’S COLD AND FLU SEASON.
UNFORTUNATELY GETTING TO THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE IN THE MIDST OUR
DAILY FRENZY IS HARDER THEN EVER BUT DON’T FEAR BECAUSE HELP IS
FINALLY ON THE WAY AND DOCTOR MIA FINKELSTON, A FAMILY DOCTOR
WHO TREATS PATIENTS THROUGH LIVE HELP ONLINE IS HERE TO TELL US
ALL ABOUT IT. WE ARE SO GLAD YOU’RE HERE TODAY.
WELL THANK YOU. I’M GLAD TO BE HERE.
YOU KNOW, YOU’RE A BOARD CERTIFIED FAMILY PHYSICIAN.
YOU’VE ALSO GOT KIDS AND WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ARE SOME OF THE
CHALLENGES MOMS FACE FOR KEEPING THEIR FAMILIES HEALTHY AND
HAPPY. YEA, YEA, I THINK THIS TIME OF
YEAR WITH THE COLD ALREADY BEGINNING, I KNOW MY TWO
DAUGHTERS HAVE BEEN SICK. MY SON’S ALREADY BEEN SICK. IT’S
HITTING US ALREADY. THE BIGGEST CRUNCH IS REALLY ON YOUR TIME.
YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A BUSY SCHEDULE, THE KIDS HAVE A BUSY
SCHEDULE AND THROWING A DOCTORS VISIT THERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
DAY MAY NOT BE THE MOST CONVENIENT THING AND THE STRESS
INVOLVED WITH IT IN SCHEDULING THINGS, SHUFFLING IT UP.
YOU’VE GOT A BRAND NEW HEALTH CARE TOOL AND THAT REALLY IS
GOING TO HELP US AND I’M SO EXCITED AND I WANT YOU TO TELL
US ALL ABOUT IT. WELL IT’S INVOLVING TELE HEALTH
AND YOU KNOW THAT IS HEALTH CARE VIA TECHNOLOGY, WETHER IT’S
THROUGH A SMART PHONE OR A COMPUTER. IT’S AVAILABLE NOW. UM
IT HAS BEEN USED IN TEACHING HOSPITALS FOR YEARS AND NOW
CONSUMERS HAVE REALLY DRIVEN THIS AND THERE ARE COMPANIES
PROVIDING THE SERVICES. THIS IS FOR NON-EMERGENCY CARE. UM BUT
IT’S THERE AND IT’S GETTING BETTER EVERYDAY.
SO YOU CAN ACTUALLY GO TO THE DOCTOR WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR
HOUSE. HOW DOES THIS WORK? WELL THE COMPANY IS LIVE HEALTH
ONLINE AND IT WAS LAUNCH IN 2013.
OK. AND IT IS AN APP THAT YOU CAN
DOWNLOAD THAT WILL VIRTUALLY BRING THAT DOCTOR TO YOU. YOU
CAN HAVE A FACE TO FACE TWO WAY INTERACTION WITH HIM, VIDEO CHAT
IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME, IF YOU’RE TOO SICK TO GET OUT OF
BED. UM AT WORK, AT YOUR DESK AT WORK, WHEN YOU’RE ON VACATION,
WHEN YOU’RE TRAVELING YOU CAN CONNECT WITH A DOCTOR IN
MINUTES. THE DOCTORS THAT ARE INVOLVED ARE ALL BOARD CERTIFIED
AND THEY’RE ALL PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS. IT’S ALL VERY
SECURE, HIPA COMPLIANT. HOW
CAN THE DOCTOR TELL WHAT’S WRONG WITH ME OR MY CHILDREN IF WE’RE
NOT RIGHT THERE IN PERSON? WHEN YOU GO INTO A BRICK AND
MORTAR PRACTICE, WHEN YOU’RE GOING TO SEE YOUR PHYSICIAN, HE
OR SHE WILL COME IN, THEY’LL DO SOME INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES.
THEY’LL ASK ALOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THE HISTORY OF YOUR
ILLNESS AND YOUR FAMILY HISTORY. THEY’LL ALSO USE THEIR
OBSERVATIONAL SKILLS AND THAT’S WHAT WE DO ONLINE. AND THEN WE
CAN ALSO ENGAGE THE PATIENT’S HEALTH. SO I’LL GUIDE THEM HOW
TO MAYBE TAP ON THEIR CHEEKS OR FEEL IN FRONT OF THEIR EARS AND
UNDER THEIR JAW ON EITHER SIDE OF THEIR THROAT. YOU KNOW, IS
THERE TENDERNESS THERE, DO THEY FEEL ANYTHING THAT’S LUMPY OR
BUMPY? UM I CAN HAVE THEM MOVE CLOSER TO THE MICROPHONE AND
BREATHE IN TO SEE HOW CONGESTED THEY ARE. I CAN ALSO ASK THEM TO
DO SOME MANEUVERS TO ELICIT A COUGH AND HEAR THE QUALITY OF
THAT COUGH. IF THEY HAVE A RASH, I CAN SEE THE RASH AND ASK THEM
TO GET A COIN TO GIVE ME A LITTLE PERSPECTIVE ON THE SIZE.
SO THINGS LIKE THAT AND THEY’RE MORE THAN HAPPY TO HELP ASSIST
IN THIS SORT OF THING. SURE.
AND AGAIN FOR NON-EMERGENCY VISITS IT REALLY WORKS VERY
WELL. CAN I CHOOSE MY DOCTOR?
ABSOLUTELY. AND THAT’S WHAT’S REALLY WONDERFUL. YOU CAN LOOK
AT ALL THE PHYSICIANS WHO ARE AVAILABLE AND THRU THAT, YOU CAN
SEE WHERE WE TRAINED. HOW LONG THEY’VE BEEN IN PRACTICE, WHAT
THEIR EXPERIENCE IS AND WHAT THEIR INTERESTS ARE. AND THEN
YOU GET TO YOU KNOW CLICK ON THE BUTTON AND HAVE A FACE TO FACE
CONVERSATION WITH THEM. SO IT REALL IS VERY USER FRIENDLY,
EASY TO NAVIGATE SO PATIENTS ARE RECEIVING VERY WELL.
DOWNLOADING THE LIVE APP IS FREE, BUT IS IT COVERED BY
INSURANCE. LIVE HELP ONLINE IS THE ONLY TELE HEALTH COMPANY
THAT IS COVERED BY MAJOR INSURANCE CARRIERS. IT IS
OFFERED AS ONE OF THE STANDARD BENEFITS. UM BUT I ALWAYS
RECOMMEND THAT YOU ASK YOUR EMPLOYER YOU KNOW AND YOUR
INSURER IS IT A COVERED BENEFIT. IF IT ISN’T IT’S A $49 VISIT
WHICH YOU KNOW THAT’S NO MUCH MORE THEN A CO-PAY AND HERE YOU
ARE GOING TO SEE A BOARD CERTIFIED PHYSICIAN. AND BY NO
MEANS DO WE WANT TO REPLACE YOUR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN. WE ALL
KNOW YOU NEED THAT, WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THAT, BUT IT’S INTENDED
TO AUGMENT YOUR HEALTH CARE. AND I UNDERSTAND IT’S REALLY
CATCHING ON QUICKLY. YOU MUST BE SO THRILLED ABOUT THAT?
WHEN WE DO SURVEYS TO SEE PATIENT’S SATISFACTION, ABOUT
80% OF PEOPLE DO COMMENT ON THE FACT THAT IT HAS SAVED THEM AT
LEAST TWO HOURS OF THEIR TIME. AND THEN ABOUT 90% OF THOSE WHO
HAVE BEEN SURVEYED HAVE BEEN VERY HAPPY WITH UM THE TREATMENT
AND THEN DIAGNOSIS, THAT THEY’VE BEEN GIVEN AND YOU KNOW WITH THE
MAJORITY OF STATES OFFERING THIS SERVICE NOW IT REALLY WELL
CONTINUE TO TAKE OFF WE HOPE. AND AS WE ARE SMACK DAB IN THE
MIDDLE OF COLD AND FLU SEASON THIS IS JUST MUSIC TO OUR EARS.
DR. MIA, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY.
YOU’RE WELCOME. GREAT INFORMATION.
PLEASURE BEING HERE. THANK YOU. AND NOW TO GET SIGNED UP FOR
LIVE HELP ONLINE AND I KNOW YOU WANT
TO DO JUST THAT HEAD STRAIGHT TO THEBALANCINGACT.COM TO
GET STARTED AND DON’T FORGET TO JOIN US ON FACEBOOK AND FOLLOW
US ON TWITTER. (MUSIC) THIS MORNING WE HAVE A VERY
IMPORTANT HEALTH STORY. IT’S ABOUT BREAST CANCER AND A NEW
TEST THAT IS HELPING SURVIVORS. HERE TO EXPLAIN IS DR. ANN
STROH, A MEDICAL ONCOLOGIST AND DR. CATHERINE SCHNABEL, SENIOR
VICE PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AT BIO THERANOSTICS.
GOOD MORNING LADIES. GOOD MORING OLGA.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING ME.
THANKS FOR HAVING US. DR. SCHNABEL LET ME START WITH
YOU. TELL ME ABOUT THE TEST YOUR COMPANY HAS DEVELOPED AND WHY
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT TODAY. BCI IS A NOVEL TEST FOR BREAST
CANCER PATIENTS. UMM HMM.
AND IT PROVIDES A MOLECULAR PROFILE OF AN INDIVIDUAL
PATIENT’S TUMOR TO ENABLE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW TO
CONTINUE TO CARE FOR THESE PATIENTS BEYOND FIVE YEARS.
THERE ARE TWO IMPORTANT PIECES OF INFORMATION THAT BCI
PROVIDES. ONE IS THE LIKELY HOOD THAT TA PATIENT MIGHT RELAPSE
AFTER YEAR FIVE. AND THE OTHER AND MORE IMPORTANTLY IS WETHER
OR NOT SHE WILL BENEFIT FROM ACTUALLY EXTENDED ENDOCRINE
THERAPY OR CONTINUING ENDOCRINE THERAPY. AND THIS IS VERY
IMPORTANT BECAUSE AS YOU KNOW FOR THESE PATIENTS THE ON GOING
MANAGEMENT OF THEIR BREAST CANCER IS VERY SIGNIFICANT FOR
THEM. LET ME BRING YOU IN NOW DOCTOR
STROH. I’VE HEARD THAT ALOT OF ESTROGEN THERAPIES CAN BE REALLY
HARD ON A WOMAN. IS THIS TRUE OR IS THIS FALSE?
YEA, NO IT IS TRUE. UMM HMM.
AND SO TO CLARIFY ON ESTROGEN THERAPIES, WHAT WE ARE REALLY
TRYING TO DO IS CREATE A LOW ESTROGEN STATE IN THE BODY. AND
SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT ENDOCRINE THERAPIES, THEY’RE REALLY ANTI
ESTROGENS. AND ABOUT 80 TO 85 PERCENT OF BREAST CANCERS ARE
GOING TO BE ER POSITIVE OR ESTROGEN RECEPTOR POSITIVES. SO
IT’S VERY IMPORTANT THESE ARE VERY INTEGRAL TREATMENTS TO HELP
CURE WOMEN OF BREAST CANCER. AND SO YES, THEY CAN BE HARD.
PATIENTS CAN HAVE ALOT OF SIDE EFFECTS, MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS,
WEIGHT GAIN, HOT FLASHES, RISK OF OSTEOPOROSIS, VAGINAL DRYNESS
AND IT CAN BE VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. AND THIS IS A
TOOL THAT HELPS PATIENTS MAKE EDUCATED DECISIONS ABOUT THEIR
TUMORS SO THEY CAN MAYBE ELEVATE THE SYSTEMS AND STOP THE
MEDICATIONS APPROPRIATELY WHEN NEEDED.
AND OLGA IF I MIGHT ADD, YOU KNOW, FOR THIS PARTICULAR TYPE
OF BREAST CANCER WHICH ARE HORMONE RECEPTOR POSITIVE BREAST
CANCERS, THREE FOURTHS OF THE DEATHS ACTUALLY HAPPEN POST YEAR
FIVE. THERE’S AN ONGOING RISK FOR THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF
BREAST CANCER AND SO HAVING A TEST THAT CAN ACTUALLY PROVIDE
ANSWERS AT THAT LATE STAGE OF THE DISEASE ARE VERY IMPORTANT
FOR THESE PATIENTS. CORRECT BECAUSE THEY CAN NEVER
TELL A WOMAN WITH ESTROGEN RECEPTOR POSITIVE BREAST CANCER
THAT THEY’RE 100 PERCENT CURED. EXACTLY.
NOW LET’S TALK MORE ABOUT THIS TEST DR. SCHNABEL. HOW DOES IT
WORK, IS IT COMPLICATED? NO, IT’S NOT COMPLICATED AT ALL
IN FACT UM AN ADDITIONAL BIOPSY IS NOT GOING TO BE NEEDED BY THE
PATIENT. UM IT UTILIZES THE ORIGINAL BIO SPECIMEN FROM WHEN
THE PATIENT WAS DIAGNOSED AND ESSENTIALLY ALL SHE HAS TO DO IS
TALK WITH HER PHYSICIAN ABOUT ORDERING THE TEST AND IT GETS
SENT TO OUR CENTRALIZED LAB IN SAN DIEGO AND THAT’S WHERE THE
GENE EXPRESSION PROFILE IS DONE AND PERFORMED AND THE TEST
RESULTS ARE GENERATED THERE. I HAVE A COUPLE OF FAMILY
MEMBERS WHO HAVE GONE OVER THAT FIVE YEAR MARK AND YET FROM SOME
I HEAR OH I’M GOOD. FROM OTHERS I HEAR, I’M NOT SURE, SO HOW
LONG DOES THIS ANTI ESTROGEN THERAPY MAYBE HELP EXTEND IT IF
YOU WILL. THERE WAS RECENT DATA THAT SHOWS
IMPROVE SURVIVAL IN PATIENTS IF YOU CAN CONTINUE ON ANTI
ESTROGEN THERAPIES FROM FIVE NOW LENGTHENING IT TO TEN YEARS.
OK. AND SO IT’S REALLY CAN BE
CHECKED AT ANY TIME CAUSE WE HAVE THE SPECIMEN FROM THE
INTIAL TIME OF DIAGNOSIS. UM AND IT CAN BE HELPFUL IN PATIENT AND
PHYSICIAN RELATIONSHIPS TO DISCUSS WHEN IS THIS UTILIZED,
HOW CAN I USE IT UM DOWN THE ROAD.
DR. SCHNABEL WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADD ANYTHING?
SURE, I MEAN THINK I THINK YOU KNOW HAVING MOLECULAR LEVEL DATA
TO INTEGRATE INTO A PHYSICIANS YOU KNOW WORKING MANAGEMENT PLAN
FOR THE PATIENT IS REALLY A SIGNIFICANT BREAK THRU IN BREAST
CANCER. BREAST CANCER INDEX SEEMS LIKE
ANOTHER GREAT EXAMPLE OF MEDICINE BECOMING MAYBE MORE
PERSONALIZED WHICH I THINK IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE I THINK WE’RE
OPENING UP COMMUNICATION. WOMEN ARE LEARNING MORE. I MEAN WE’VE
GONE MILES IN TERMS OF ADVANCE BECAUSE OF THAT OPEN
COMMUNICATION AND OPEN DIALOGUE. THAT’S CORRECT AND ALOT OF
PATIENTS WILL SAY WELL WHY DID SO AND SO DOWN THE STREET HAVE
THIS THERAPY. AND WHY DID MY SISTER HAVE THIS THERAPY. AND SO
THIS ACTUALLY PERSONALIZES IT TO THEIR TUMOR AND IT’S VERY
HELPFUL FOR A PATIENT TO MAKE AN EDUCATED DECISION ABOUT THEIR
ACTUAL DISEASE. BUT ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOU
DOCTOR, CORRECT DR. SCHNABEL? YES, ABSOLUTELY. I THINK THIS
RISK BALANCE DISCUSSION IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR THE
PHYSICIAN TO HAVE WITH THEIR PATIENTS’ AND BREAST CACNER
INDEX CAN BE A INTEGRAL PART OF THE ONGOING MANAGEMENT OF THIS
PATIENT. I ALWAYS LIKE TO END ON A HIGH
NOTE DOCTOR. WE’VE COME A LONG WAY. THERE’S ALOT OF HOPE OUT
THERE, ISN’T THERE? THERE IS. ALOT OF WOMEN ARE
BEING CURED OF THIS DISEASE. AMEN.
DR. SCHNABEL? I THINK YOU KNOW WITH THE
CONTINUED INNOVATION THAT IS BEING INFUSED INTO THE FIELD, I
THINK IT CAN ONLY GET MORE PROMISING FOR CANCER PATIENTS IN
GENERAL. AND IN TERMS OF EDUCATING
OURSELVES, IS THERE A WEBSITE THAT WE COULD GO TO TO LEARN
MORE. YES, YOU CAN GO ON OUR WEBSITE,
THE BIO THERANOSTICS WEBSITE ANSWERS BEYOND 5 TO FIND OUT
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEST AND HOW TO ORDER THE TEST.
ANSWERS BEYOND 5, THAT’S GREAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
THANK YOU OLGA FOR HAVING US. THANK YOU OLGA.
GOOD BLESS YOU. AND IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE LOG ONTO OUR
WEBSITE, THEBALANCINGACT.COM. YOU CAN ALSO FOLLOW US ON
FACEBOOK AND TWITTER. (MUSIC)
SO MUCH GREAT INFORMATION ON TODAY’S SHOW AND IF YOU WANT TO
KNOW MORE HEAD TO THEBALANCINGACT.COM.
OR WE ARE ON TWITTER. WHY NOT SEND ME A TWEET?
THERE YOU GO. SEND HER A TWEET OR CHECK OUT A
FACEBOOK PAGE. POST SOMETHING FOR US. WE REALLY WOULD LOVE TO
HEAR FROM YOU. WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU
AND UNTIL NEXT TIME THOUGH WE WANT YOU TO REMEMBER TO FIND YOU
BALANCE. SO LONG EVERYBODY. (MUSIC)

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