Debunking gynecology visit myths

Shawn Davis-Wilensky, MD is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecoligist. She practices at Inova Saville Screening and Prevention Center. There are many myths that exist about women’s health. In order to make informed decisions about your care, it is important to be educated with the facts. Here are some myths debunked. Myth #1: The pill can increase cancer…

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Inova Mather Proton Therapy Center Celebrates Treatment of 1000th Patient

Falls Church, VA, March 6, 2024 – Inova Schar Cancer Institute’s Department of Advanced Radiation Oncology and Proton Therapy is celebrating the treatment of the 1000th patient with proton therapy, only four years after launching this service offering. Inova Schar Cancer is the only cancer center in Northern Virginia to offer proton therapy, providing patients…

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Inova, VCU and Sentara partner as part of new NIH research network evaluating emerging cancer screening technologies

Falls Church, VA – Three Virginia health systems together will serve as one of eight groups in the U.S. to conduct groundbreaking research for the Cancer Screening Research Network (CSRN), launched this week by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. The new clinical trials network creates a national infrastructure…

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Inova Oncology: Bridging hope and innovation

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a profound and life-altering event that necessitates access to the best possible care. At Inova Schar Cancer, we recognize the critical importance of striking a balance between clinical expertise and a patient-centric approach. Our unwavering commitment to providing world-class cancer care has garnered consistent recognition in various areas, including colon…

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Cancer-free “Voice of DC” shares message of hope

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Known as the “Voice of DC,” WTOP reporter Neal Augenstein continues to share his inspiring journey from a stage-4 lung cancer diagnosis in November 2022 to becoming cancer-free a year later. Last week, Neal’s story of the ground-breaking medical treatment he received at Inova Schar Cancer was featured on NBC News. In the piece, Amit…

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Lung cancer screening at Saville Center: Less time, less worry for patients

Amit Mahajan, MD is board certified in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. He serves as the medical director of interventional pulmonology and the complex airways disease program at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Lung cancer screening takes time. And that time often turns into stress for patients and their loved ones. That’s one reason that…

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Lung cancer screening guidelines could save thousands of lives

Michael Weyant, MD, is a specialty care physician board-certified in thoracic surgery and general surgery who has special expertise in robotic minimally invasive surgery, lung cancer and thoracic surgery. He joined Inova Health System as the system-wide director of the thoracic surgery program in 2021 and has been practicing surgery since 1996. Lung cancer is…

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