Don’t Delay Your Colonoscopy

Raymond Wadlow, MD, is an oncologist at Inova Schar Cancer Institute. He is board-certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine and has a special interest in gastrointestinal oncology.  You may have seen last week’s headlines questioning the importance of colonoscopies as a cancer screening test that saves lives. Yes, a recent study of nearly 85,000…

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Cervical Cancer: Preventative Measures Are the Key

Tara Berman, MD is a medical oncologist at Inova Schar Cancer Institute and she is part of the team at Inova Saville Cancer Screening and Prevention Center. Approximately 0.7 percent of women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer at some point during their lifetime, based on 2017–2019 SEER data. Hispanic women have the highest rates…

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Surprising Symptoms of Depression and When to Talk with Your Provider

Chandni “Chunnu” Bhatia, MS, LPC, NCC, CMHIMP, is a licensed clinical professional counselor, she serves as an Integrated Behavioral Health Therapist with Inova Behavioral Health Services. When we think of the word “depression,” often times many of us get a certain picture in our minds of an individual closed off from the world in a…

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Endurance Sports and Colorectal Cancer: Is There a Connection?

Timothy L. Cannon, MD, is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine. He serves as the Sheridan Director, Molecular Tumor Board and Co-Director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Program. After treating three ultramarathoners who had developed colorectal cancer in recent years, I had a suspicion: This could be more than a coincidence. I found…

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Inova Saville Cancer Screening and Prevention Center Joins an International Effort to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

Raymond Wadlow, MD, is an oncologist at Inova Schar Cancer Institute. He is board-certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine and has a special interest in gastrointestinal oncology.  We know the realities of pancreatic cancer. It is a disease that caused 48,220 deaths in the United States in 2021, and 466,003 worldwide in 2020. It…

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Improving Outcomes for Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a common circulation problem where buildup of plaque in arteries causes reduced blood flow in the toes and legs. Left undiagnosed or untreated, PAD can lead to the more severe disease known as critical limb ischemia, or CLI.  Without diagnosis and intervention, CLI may result inamputation. Risk Factors One of…

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Men and Suicide: A Quiet Crisis

James Murphy, MD, MBA, LSSBB, is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and psychiatry. He serves at the Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Inova Behavioral Health Services. Who is at greatest risk of dying by suicide? The answer may surprise you. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, of the approximately…

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Tips for Preventing Teen Suicide

Ravinderpal Singh, MD and Shruti Tewari, MD are child and adolescent psychiatrists at Inova Kellar Center. Suicidal thoughts are on the rise among children and teens, even among those who do not have a diagnosed mental health condition. Help keep your teen safe with these tips. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among…

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