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Living with Cancer and Staying Healthy During the Holidays

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Top tips from Inova Life with Cancer experts: How reducing stress, eating well and staying active can make it easier to enjoy the holidays With Lauren Fay, RD, CSO, CNSC; Susan Gilmore, MS, ACSM; and Alexandra Russo, MSW, LCSW The holiday season can be a stressful time for anyone. For those living with and battling cancer, it…

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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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Dr. David Weintritt at Inova pioneers SPY Imaging for breast cancer surgery

SPYing on Breast Cancer Inova is the first in the world to use a groundbreaking technique that reduces complications during breast reconstruction To improve outcomes in breast cancer surgery, a surgeon at the Breast Cancer Program at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital has added a new tool in the fight. Known as the SPY Portable Handheld Imaging…

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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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What Comes Next? Surviving & Thriving After Breast Cancer

Alexandra Russo, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and oncology therapist at Life With Cancer, a program of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute that aims to enhance the quality of life for those with cancer by providing education, information and support.   Reaching the end of breast cancer treatment is a major milestone.…

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Research Breakthroughs: Advances in Breast Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment

Mary J. Wilkinson, MD, is a medical oncologist at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. She is board- certified in medical oncology, internal medicine and hematology and has a special interest in breast cancer. A breast cancer diagnosis is always unwelcome news, but new advances in detection and treatment are leading to improvements in cancer care…

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Want to lower your breast cancer risk? Here’s what you should know.

Mei Firestone, MD, is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine. She treats all types of cancers and malignant blood disorders, with a focus on breast and gynecological malignancies. Dr. Firestone cares for patients at Inova Loudoun Hospital.  Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women: 1 in 8 women will…

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