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Improved Breast Cancer Care at Inova

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Inova offers new technology to increase ease, speed of mammograms Getting a mammogram is not the most comfortable experience for women. In addition to the anxiety that it can trigger, the screening itself can cause physical discomfort. For these reasons, Inova takes steps to update its technology to provide the best possible experience. Comfortable Equipment:…

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Inova Loudoun Hospital Life with Cancer and Loudoun Breast Health Network to Host Annual Free Community Event: Breast Cancer Survivors’ Retreat

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Inova Loudoun Hospital Life with Cancer and Loudoun Breast Health Network to Host Annual Free Community Event: Breast Cancer Survivors’ Retreat LEESBURG, VA – To commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Loudoun County, Inova Loudoun Hospital Life with Cancer and the Loudoun Breast Health Network are hosting Pathways to Survivorship: A Breast Cancer Survivors’ Retreat…

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Genetic testing & counseling helped guide this breast cancer patient’s journey

Family Matters Genetic testing and counseling help guide a Northern Virginia wife and mother’s decisions about her breast cancer treatment When Nicole Sharabi, 42, tested positive last year for stage 3, triple-negative breast cancer, she was ready to take action. But before beginning any medical treatment, Nicole underwent genetic testing. “I wanted as much information…

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Lumpectomy: Who’s a Candidate?

Dr. Shannon Lehr is a board certified and fellowship trained breast surgeon with 20 years of experience caring for patients with breast cancer.  Dr. Lehr is the Medical Director of Breast Care Consultants of Northern Virginia and the Inova Breast Care Program at Inova Loudoun Hospital.    A lumpectomy (also called a partial mastectomy) is…

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Mammograms 101: Your Guide to Breast Imaging

Stephanie Carr, RT (R) (M), is a registered radiologic technologist with specialized training in mammography. She is the Mammography Team Leader for Inova Loudoun Hospital and ILH’s associated outpatient imaging centers in Ashburn, Leesburg and Dulles South.   This month, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, why not take a cue from the pink…

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For some breast cancer patients at Inova Fair Oaks, a time-saving treatment is welcome

Convenience Counts: IORT for Breast Cancer For women with early stage breast cancer, a lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment. For some women, however, undergoing radiation five days a week for up to six weeks is fatiguing and difficult to negotiate with work and family obligations. Now, physicians…

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