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Greater Van Nuys
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We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
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16900 Roscoe Blvd,
Van Nuys, CA  91406
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September 22, 2016 Bulletin
Meeting called to order at 12:05
Flag:    Dave Friedman
Invocation:      Judy Coates
Song:   Judy Coates did it again.  She led us in singing “America the Beautiful”.
Bill Wishard (Rotary Club of Malibu)
Guest Speaker
Christina Lee
President welcomed everyone to the meeting.  He acknowledged the presence of our guest speaker and thanked her for coming.  
He also acknowledged the presence of Rotarian Bill Wishard of the Rotary Club of Malibu with us today.
Marie Valencia reminded members about the forthcoming Halloween Festival coming up at the end of the month.  Volunteers are greatly needed to come out and help.
Dave Friedman reminded all about our meeting at New Horizon slated for October 13, 2016.  Please ensure you sign your name on the signup sheet indicating you’ll be attending the meeting as we need a heads count of how many members will be present at the meeting.
Dr. Zoraida was called upon to introduce our guest speaker for the day.  She called on Ms. Christina Lee to the podium.   According to Dr. Zoraida, Christina Lee is a Representative of EXACT Sciences Company.  She is a Graduate Student from UCLA and has been with the company for quite a while.  The topic of her discussion today is Cologuard.
Dr. Zoriada introducing Ms. Christina Lee to the Podium
Christina Lee:
Medicare/Medicaid spend about 41 Billion in 2015 for the treatment of Colon Cancer alone.   The goal of Exact Sciences Company is to help reduce or eradicate the huge cost or at least catch the disease in the early stage with screening.  Screening is a preventative measure. The screening tools by Exact Sciences is a non-evasive screening that can be done by oneself at home.  The screening detects:
  1. Blood in the stool
  2. DNA in the stool.
This screening is 92% sensitive
Who Should Take This Text: 
*Ages 50 years and over
*Patient who are A-Symantec
*Patient with family history of Colon Cancer
Christina demonstrating and explaining  how patient can easily use the kit to take their own samples in the comfort of their homes.
According to her, Medicare and most insurance companies covers the test 100%.  Once you get an authorization from your insurance company, Exact Sciences will ship the kit to your home address and after you collect your sample stool, you then drop it off at any UPS location for onward shipment to the company’s laboratory in Seattle.  And it takes anywhere between 10-15 days to get your result.  She encouraged everyone to please take advantage of this and go for screening as this could save lives. 
Dr. Zoraida thanked Ms. Christina  Lee for such in depth talk on colon cancer and  she urge members to please take this seriously and go for screening.  
Ron Wolf won the raffle.
Meeting ended at 1:15PM
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