Do you want to learn how to catch breast cancer up to 2 years early?
Do you want to learn how to screen for breast cancer without radiation?
Do You Want to Learn to Prevent Breast Cancer using Natural Therapies?
October 20, 2018
10 - 11:30 AM
Victory Christian Center
6916 Old Pineville Rd
Charlotte, NC 28217
Melonni Dooley, ND
Rahul Puri, Ph.D.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the US. In 2018 it's estimated there will be 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer. The standard screening tool is a mammogram, which is an X-ray image of the breast used by doctors to find breast cancer early. However, mammograms fail to detect cancer in 50% of women with high breast tissue density resulting in late stage diagnosis and mortality.
Signs that you should not ignore:
- lumps or thickening inside the breast or underarm
- swelling, warmth, redness or darkening of the breast
- change in size or shape of breast
- dimpling or puckering of the skin
- nipple discharge that starts suddenly
- Being a woman
- Estrogen level/lifetime exposure
- Genetic mutations
About the Speakers
With her warm and welcoming nature and keen analytical ability, Dr. Melonni Dooley—a licensed and board-certified naturopathic doctor—develops a special partnership with each of her patients that includes a thorough and unique plan to remedy health problems naturally. She is guided by the principles of naturopathic medicine, which focuses on caring for the whole person, identifying & addressing the root cause and working with nature to heal the body & prevent illness.
Dr. Dooley's first experience with natural cancer therapies was during her graduate program at Arizona State University where she had the opportunity to conduct research at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale. She studied the effects of flavonoids from Scuttelaria baicalensis, an herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, on pancreatic cancer.
Dr. Dooley is committed to being the kind of doctor she’d like to have if she were sick. She listens intently, understands and empathizes with her patients, and takes time to think about each patient’s unique situation. “In my practice, I believe there is hope, there are options, and health can be achieved naturally,” Dr. Dooley says.
Rahul Puri, Ph.D., is the CEO of OncoTAb – a company that spun out of University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He cofounded OncoTAb along with Mayo Clinic alumna and Chair of Biological Sciences at UNC Charlotte, Dr. Pinku Mukherjee. Their vision is to address unmet needs in breast and pancreatic cancer diagnosis and treatment. Rahul has over 26 years of professional and executive leadership experience across multiple industries. He is a creative problem solver credited with multiple inventions and eighteen issued patents. He was instrumental in developing the blood monitoring strategy to aid breast cancer detection as an adjunct to mammography for women with dense breast tissue.
This test has demonstrated the ability to preferentially detect aggressive breast cancers up to two years before mammography. OncoTAb’s technology has received grant awards from the National Cancer Institute and the Department of Defense to develop a personalized targeted treatment for triple negative breast cancer.