Colorectal Cancer Screening Should Begin at Age 45

Arthur Winer, MD, is a specialty care physician at Inova Schar Cancer Institute. Dr. Winer is board-certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. He is a practicing gastrointestinal medical oncologist and has clinical interests in colorectal, esophageal, gastrointestinal, liver and pancreatic cancers. For decades, experts advised people to begin colorectal cancer screening at age…

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Colon Cancer and the Black Community: Know Your Risk

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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Colorectal cancer scare averted with robotic-assisted surgery at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Runner takes big strides toward recovery after colon surgery Last fall, when Philip Ritcheson got a screening colonoscopy at age 50, he wasn’t expecting anything unusual. So when the test came back positive for colorectal cancer, Philip was shocked. “I have been fit and healthy all my life,” says Philip, a senior executive in the…

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Power Save: Colorectal cancer procedure offers quick recovery for IT professional

(October 2, 2013) For Alemayehu Anna, facing a colorectal cancer diagnosis wasn’t going to keep the 50-year-old information technologist from fulfilling the demands of his busy work schedule. So when he learned about a highly effective colorectal cancer treatment offered at Inova Alexandria Hospital that would ensure a quick return to work, Anna knew it…

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