Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing for Inherited Cancer Risk

Morgan Turner, MS, CGC, is a Virginia-licensed and nationally board-certified, cancer-specialized genetic counselor at Inova Schar Cancer Institute. She joined Inova in June 2018. Many patients are surprised to learn that the majority of people who are diagnosed with a cancer do not have a genetic (or inherited) cause for their cancer. Indeed, it is…

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Inova Schar Cancer Institute Radiation Oncology Achieves Four-Year Accreditation for Radiation Oncology Services from ASTRO’s APEx – Accreditation Program for Excellence®

Falls Church, VA – Inova is proud to announce that all five radiation oncology departments within the Inova Schar Cancer Institute (ISCI) have been reaccredited by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) for APEx – Accreditation Program for Excellence®. APEx is an accreditation program developed by ASTRO that validates a radiation oncology facility’s excellence…

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Life with Cancer: Anxiety in Grief

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By Sarah Brooks, LPC, Oncology Clinical Therapist, Inova Life with Cancer “No one ever told me grief felt so like fear.” – C.S. Lewis When we are grieving, anxiety may emerge as part of our experience. Anxious thoughts and concurrent bodily responses can be adaptive in certain situations, but when they begin to pervade our…

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Do You Know the Warning Signs of Bladder Cancer?

Jeanny B. Aragon-Ching, MD, is the clinical program director of genitourinary cancers at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. She is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine and has a special interest in caring for patients with prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancers. Read Dr. Aragon-Ching’s profile.  (Originally published May 15, 2017) Bladder cancer…

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Fairfax Board of Supervisors Approves Inova’s Plans for World-Class Health Innovation District

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Inova Center for Personalized Health will elevate Fairfax County as a destination for health discovery, research, education, and treatment   Fairfax, Virginia — Inova announced today that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors yesterday approved its land use applications for the Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH). By establishing a destination for world-class patient care,…

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New Treatment Options Are Changing the Landscape for Prostate Cancer Patients

Jeanny B. Aragon-Ching, MD, is the clinical program director of genitourinary cancers at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. She is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine and has a special interest in caring for patients with prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancers. Prostate cancer is an extremely common disease. More than 3 million…

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Shopping for Safe Skincare Products

Our skin is our largest organ and absorbs much of what we put on it. But how many of us really know what’s in the skincare products we use? Many ingredients are questionable at best, and downright harmful at worst. For example, did you know that mineral oil is a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained…

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