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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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Outreach Programs, Charity Care At the Heart of New Community Report

Latest Inova Report to the Community highlights Inova stats, patient success stories The latest Inova Report to the Community gives a snapshot of Inova Health System’s size, scope, financials and healthcare contributions in a number of key areas including charity care, access and innovation. Introduced by Inova President and CEO J. Stephen Jones, MD, the report…

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FDA Approves Cutting-Edge Cancer Drug from Inova Schar Cancer Institute Clinical Trial

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Inova’s Dr. John Deeken served as the site principal investigator for this prestigious study In groundbreaking news for the medical and cancer research community, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new, breakthrough cancer drug, larotrectinib, or Vitrakvi®, that targets specific genetic mutations in adult and pediatric patients. This is only the second tissue-agnostic…

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Advances in Lung Cancer Treatment

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What if there was technology to find and remove lung lesions when they’re smaller, promoting better outcomes? It is available at Inova Schar Cancer Institute. Read on to learn more Two biopsies on one woman’s lung lesion said it wasn’t cancer. Both biopsies were wrong. By the time this patient came to Inova Schar Cancer…

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SBRT Helps Inova Oncologists Provide Precise Radiation Treatment

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital offers specialized cancer care When it comes to fighting cancer, the more options your physician has, the better. One of these important tools is stereotactic body radiation therapy, or SBRT. This therapy takes advantage of the latest technology to deliver precisely focused radiation to cancerous tumors. “We’re using this technology to…

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Ease the Discomfort of Cancer Treatment with Oncology Massage

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Ken Brown, LMT is a Nationally Licensed Massage Therapist and level 3 Reiki Master. He is well versed in a wide range of bodywork and energy balancing techniques including sports massage, pregnancy massage, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and oncology massage. Ken is one of the skilled providers at the Inova Medical Spa in Ashburn, VA.…

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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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Prostate Cancer Patient Is Among Friends at Inova Alexandria Hospital

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Hospital provides expertise and familiarity With a long career in the healthcare field, Tom (whose name was changed to protect his privacy) instinctively knew he’d seek a second opinion about his medical care after being diagnosed with prostate cancer last year. But it was equally obvious to him that Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH) Cancer Center was…

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