February is Black History Month and Cancer Prevention Month Inova Schar Cancer Institute oncologist Timothy Cannon, MD, recently treated a middle-aged black man with aggressive colorectal cancer. The patient is a real-life representation of new national data pointing to substantially higher rates of this disease in African Americans. Not only do African Americans have the…

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Dr. Ruchi Garg shares ways women can maintain good reproductive health January was Cervical Health Awareness Month, and it is the perfect opportunity for women to visit their healthcare providers for an annual wellness exam that includes a cervical cancer screening. The cervix sits at the bottom of the uterus and protrudes into the vagina.…

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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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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month 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 on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at The National Conference Center,…

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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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Oncoplastic breast surgery eloquently blends oncology and plastic surgery Surgical options after a breast cancer diagnosis have advanced significantly, with some of the newer solutions inspired by women themselves. One such procedure, oncoplastic surgery, is offered to Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) breast cancer patients, although many women have never heard about the procedure. “Oncoplasty…

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