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This October, encourage a friend to join you in getting a mammogram It’s not the typical brunch or shopping date that you would normally take with a close girlfriend, but it is an activity that can be vital to your everyday life. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month — a perfect time to get an…

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Moving Through Cancer Treatment

Caitlin Sweeney, PT, DPT, OCS, CLT is a physical therapist at Inova Physical Therapy Centers and Life With Cancer, a program of Inova Schar Cancer Institute that enhances the quality of life for those with cancer by providing education, information and support free of charge. She specializes in oncology rehabilitation and treatment of lymphedema.   When…

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Getting the Best Breast Care

Sara Bruce, MD, is a breast surgeon at Inova Schar Cancer Institute.   A quarterback can’t make a touchdown without his teammates. In order to score on the field, you need a quarterback to throw the ball, a receiver to catch it and a defensive team to make sure the receiver reaches the end zone. Cancer…

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Should You Go 3D for Mammogram Screening?

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Monjari Gillian, MD is a diagnostic radiologist at Inova Schar Cancer Institute.   The research is clear: Annual breast cancer screening with mammography can reduce deaths from breast cancer by up to 40 percent. Even more good news: With the increasing availability of 3D tomosynthesis (3D mammography), breast cancer is detected earlier at its most treatable stage.…

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Nutrition and Breast Cancer: Lifestyle Choices to Reduce Your Risk

Lauren Fay, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC is a registered dietitian and certified oncology nutrition specialist at Life With Cancer, a program of Inova Schar Cancer Institute that enhances the quality of life for those with cancer by providing education, information and support free of charge.   Research shows a definitive link between cancer risk and what’s on your…

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Inova is your Link to Pink ALEXANDRIA, VA – (October 3, 2012) – To celebrate the growing awareness around breast cancer, Inova Breast Care Institute is hosting several events throughout October. Free Screening Mammogram Day Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 (please note free mammogram event is not occurring in 2013). Available at all the following locations:…

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Inova Loudoun Hospital is your Link to Pink LEESBURG, VA – (October 1, 2012) – To celebrate the growing awareness around breast cancer, Inova Breast Care Institute is hosting two events at Inova Loudoun Hospital in October. Breast Cancer Retreat ~ Survivorship: Thriving through Integrative Strategies on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9:15 a.m. – 3:00…

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