Solana Beach, CA, June 09, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- For more than a decade there has been an onslaught of articles and published studies advising that estrogen is detrimental to a woman’s health, especially with increasing risk for breast cancer. This, along with the recent publicity surrounding actress Angelina Jolie, who tested positive for the BRCA-1 gene (a predictor of breast cancer risk) has raised many questions (and fears) in the minds of women of all ages. Despite all of the negative press that estrogen has received over the last ten years, estrogen therapy doesn’t necessarily increase the risk of developing breast cancer. In fact, new findings reveal that in certain cases, estrogen replacement therapy can significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer.
On Tuesday, June 25th at 7:00 p.m. (repeating on Saturday June 29th at 1:00 p.m.), Dr. Tim Bilash, a Solana Beach OB/BYN will explain the DNA repair protein associated with BRCA-1 and its association with breast cancer. In addition, he will present the findings of a twelve-year follow-up from the 2002 Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), reporting that women who take conjugated estrogens demonstrate a twenty-three percent reduction in breast cancer risk, and an astonishing sixty-three percent death-rate reduction among those who did develop breast cancer.
The talk is the second in the ten-topic Summer Women’s Health Lecture Series that centers around the treatment of hormonal disorders that commonly affect women of all ages. The ten-week series will offer a range of topics from vitamin deficiencies to endocrine disruptors, current trends in evidence-based medicine, to how to find a good doctor in the age of “New Medicine” and fresh ideas on the issues of race. Dr. Bilash, a Solana Beach-based OB/GYN commented, “Each of these issues has a tremendous impact on how we perceive life, health care and medicine, both as consumers and in the medical community.”
Future talks include:
1. “Good Fat/Bad Sugar - Why our foods make us sick” (7/9 and 7/13)
2. “The Testosterone Story - How Androgens might be killing us” (7/23 and 7/27)
3. “Complete Endocrine Balance® - How to protect against Endocrine Disruptors” (8/6 and 8/10)
4. “Why can't I find a doctor? - The New Medicine” (8/20 and 8/24)
5. “Evidence Based Medicine - Where is the Evidence?” (9/3 and 9/7)
6. “How Alain Enthoven and Database Technology is dismantling America and its Medicine” (9/17 and 9/21)
7. “Gender Differences - What determines our Sexuality” (10/1 and 10/5)
8. “Why Race isn't Real - a new theory” (10/15 and 10/19)
Previous talks include: “Vitamin A and D: The Grandmother and Grandfather Vitamins” where Dr. Bilash discussed the crucial importance of each of these to our overall health.
All lectures are free and are open to the public and a question and answer session will follow. Each topic will be presented twice each week of the series: Tuesday at 7:00 pm and repeating on the following Saturday (at 9 a.m. with a few exceptions).
For reservations or to make a clinical appointment using the online system, visit www.drtimdelivers.com/office or call 858-997-0212. Dr. Bilash's office is located at 765 Academy Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92014.
Dr. Timothy Bilash MD has been practicing Medicine since 1987 and seeks to offer a fresh, broadly-based and useful expert perspective on many issues. His practice offers friendly, personalized service in an atmosphere which focuses on treating the individual without the interference of corporate influence or conflict of interest. Licensed in several states, he is a board-certified OB/GYN and one of the nation’s leading physicians with interests in the treatment of thyroid problems during pregnancy, hormone balancing, menstrual difficulties, depression and addictive disorders, laparoscopic and surgical techniques. Dr. Bilash is on staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.