Ovarian Cancer & Genetic Testing

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: It's never to late to get informed about ovarian cancer and genetic testing.
Air Date: 5/20/16
Duration: 10
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Heather L. Sulzbach, MS, ANP-C, AOCN-P
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Heather L. Sulzbach, recipient of Long Island Jewish Medical Center’s 2005 Nursing Excellence Award in Clinical Practice, is an advanced oncology Nurse Practitioner at NYU Langone Arena Oncology, where she has provided outpatient care for those living with cancer for more than a decade. In this role, she provides ongoing treatment education to patients and families to help them understand their diagnoses and treatment options, and acts as clinical preceptor to new staff and students. Sulzbach also works closely with those living with metastatic breast cancer and their families to provide ongoing disease and symptom management support. Sulzbach also participates in clinical trials as a sub-investigator, grading drug toxicities and adjusting patient doses, as well as ensuring that the studies adhere to good clinical practice guidelines. Sulzbach is also an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at Nassau Community College.
Dr. Jason Jones has been a practicing Chiropractor and advocate for natural health and healing since 2000. Dr. Jones owns and operates a very successful family oriented private practice in Elizabeth City, NC. In addition he is the host of the very popular podcast, Healthy Families Made Easy, on iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud, where he interviews health experts on a regular basis to teach families how to grow healthier together. He loves being active from running half marathons, marathons, obstacles races, martial arts and functional fitness. Dr. Jones also deep passion for nutrition and teaching others to live their very best lives and speaks regularly to groups and organizations to get the message of natural health out to the masses.
Ovarian Cancer & Genetic Testing
Approximately 100,000 women each year are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Oftentimes, woman are diagnosed in the later stages.

It's never to late for genetic testing and it's actually much easier to get tested than ever before. 

Genetic testing consists of a mouthwash or blood test.

Analysis of the sample can determine if you inherited a gene mutation that contributed to your diagnosis of cancer.

Genetic testing might also help determine if you are at greater risk of developing the same cancer again or of developing another type of cancer.

Your health care provider will determine what type of testing is right for you, based on a variety of elements, including the known genes that have been identified as having a connection to ovarian cancer, as well as your family cancer history.

Listen in as Heather Sulzbach, MS, ANP-C, AOCN-P, joins Dr. Susanne to discuss ovarian cancer and genetic testing.