Dr. Kristi Funk: May 3, 2018

BEATING BREAST CANCER ONE TEST AT A TIME 

SURGEON TO THE STARS AND AUTHOR OF BREASTS: THE OWNER’S MANUAL,
ARMS WOMEN WITH UP-TO-DATE TOOLS FOR DETECTION, PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

Dr. Kristi Funk

Breast cancer surgeon and cofounder of the Pink Lotus Breast Center

Did you know that every year, more than 240,000 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States alone? In fact, one in eight women in the US will develop breast cancer but we now have the technology, access, and affordability to say that no individual should die from hereditary cancer-  yet more than 90% of carriers don’t know it! Testing for genes whose mutations can cause serious health conditions, like cancer, and understanding risks can help detect, treat or prevent the conditions altogether.

Breasts: The Owners Manual

On Thursday, May 3rd, breast cancer surgeon and co-founder of the Pink Lotus Breast Center, Dr. Kristi Funk will discuss the importance of testing for genetic mutations to help identify which conditions you may be predisposed to. She will also help viewers understand that daily choices such as food, drink, exercise, weight, and mind-set can also create an environment inside the very cells of a woman’s breast that lead them to either stay healthy or turn cancerous.

For more information, please visit: www.pinklotus.com

 

 

MORE ABOUT DR. KRISTI FUNK

Dr. Kristi Funk is a board-certified breast cancer surgeon and cofounder of the Pink Lotus Breast Center. She has helped thousands of women through breast treatment, including well-known celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow. She is the go-to breast care expert for Good Morning America and The Doctors. She is also the founding ambassador of the Pink Lotus Foundation, whose mission is to provide low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women free access to breast cancer screening and care. She resides with her husband, Andy Funk, with whom she opened the Pink Lotus Breast Center, and their three sons in Santa Monica, California.

MORE ABOUT COLOR

Color is a health services company whose mission is to help everyone lead the healthiest life that technology and medicine allow. The company’s clinical-grade genetic tests – including its BRCA test, which is the most affordable on the market – focus on genes whose mutations can cause serious health conditions, like hereditary cancer and hereditary high cholesterol. For these conditions, understanding risk can help detect, treat or prevent the conditions altogether. All Color tests are physician-ordered, and include consultations with board-certified genetic counselors. The CLIA-licensed and CAP-accredited Color lab deploys cutting-edge Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology and leverages unique software engineering and robotics to make some of the most affordable and accessible genetic tests today. The tests are saliva based, can be ordered online or at a physician’s office, and completed in the comfort of your home.   The Color team is also committed to closing the health and genomic research inequity gap, and is working to ensure genetic testing is available to everyone, including traditionally underserved communities. To do this they partner with leading cancer and genomics thought leaders and institutions worldwide; address testing inequity through their Color For All program; and use programs like Family Testing and research grants to bring access to families that would otherwise would miss out on this potentially life-changing health information.

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