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Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer

illustration of a colon

Inova provides options, such as colonoscopy, to patients Condition: Colorectal cancer, sometimes called colon cancer or bowel cancer, is a common form of cancer, affecting about 1 in 24 women and 1 in 22 men at some point in their lives. Screening Options: If you’re anxious about the thought of a colonoscopy, you have alternatives.…

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Art in Action for Cancer Care

Inova cancer patient art exhibit

Arts and Healing program makes a difference for cancer patients at Inova The Arts and Healing program at Inova Schar Cancer Institute (Inova Schar) promotes the healing power of the environment on those affected by cancer, both through art installations and clinical applications. Thoughtfully selected original art can be much more than a simple distraction;…

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Personalized Cancer Care for the Community

dedication day at Inova Schar Cancer Institute

Inova Schar Cancer Institute offers the best in clinical and holistic care As Inova Schar Cancer Institute (Inova Schar) has evolved over the years, one idea has remained the same: the patient is at the center of care. Now a state-of-the-art 430,000-square-foot facility, a department of Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Schar is the flagship of…

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Medical Tattooing for Cancer Survivors

two hands forming the shape of a heart

Marnie Rustemeyer is a licensed and board certified permanent cosmetic professional at Inova Medical Spa at Schar Cancer Institute. A former Wall Street executive, Marnie is a thyroid cancer survivor and a breast cancer “previvor.”  She began her career in medical tattooing after being diagnosed with the BRCA gene mutation and undergoing a preventive double…

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Preparing for a Shortage of Cancer Doctors

John Deeken, MD, is president of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. He is board-certified in medical oncology and specializes in head and neck cancers. Earlier this month, a study in the medical journal The Lancet Oncology predicted that cancer cases will rise worldwide in the next 2 decades. Meanwhile, we’ll face a shortage of cancer…

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Inova Dedicates Inova Schar Cancer Institute alongside Patients, Cancer Survivors, Community Supporters and Elected Officials

New state-of-the-art cancer center emphasizes patient-centric mission, “Cancer. Care. We do both.” April 25, 2019, Fairfax, Virginia – On April 24, Inova Health System celebrated its place at the forefront of state-of-the-art cancer care and research with the dedication of the new flagship location of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. The facility, a department of…

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Colorectal Cancer Prevention 

A Post-It note offers a reminder to undergo a screening.

Updated guidelines reinforce the effectiveness of screenings In response to a higher incidence of colorectal cancer in people under the age of 50, the American Cancer Society (ACS) updated its screening guidelines in 2018. Previously, ACS recommended that people with no colorectal cancer symptoms and no family history of the disease start getting screened at…

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Colon Cancer Screening: It’s Not Nearly as Bad as You Think

Neeta Goel, is a primary care physician board-certified in family medicine. She is a member of Inova Medical Group and practices at Inova Primary Care – Ashburn HealthPlex. We’re deep into Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, but you may have been tuning out the messages. It’s understandable. Nobody likes to think about the possibility of having…

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