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Advances in Lung Cancer Treatment

Zeroing in on Lung Cancer

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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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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Getting the Best Breast Care

Sara Bruce, MD, is a breast surgeon at Inova Schar Cancer Institute.   A quarterback can’t make a touchdown without his teammates. In order to score on the field, you need a quarterback to throw the ball, a receiver to catch it and a defensive team to make sure the receiver reaches the end zone. Cancer…

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Should You Go 3D for Mammogram Screening?

Monjari Gillian, MD is a diagnostic radiologist at Inova Schar Cancer Institute.   The research is clear: Annual breast cancer screening with mammography can reduce deaths from breast cancer by up to 40 percent. Even more good news: With the increasing availability of 3D tomosynthesis (3D mammography), breast cancer is detected earlier at its most treatable stage.…

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Nutrition and Breast Cancer: Lifestyle Choices to Reduce Your Risk

Lauren Fay, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC is a registered dietitian and certified oncology nutrition specialist at 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.   Research shows a definitive link between cancer risk and what’s on your…

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Inova Dermatologist Brings Melanoma Awareness to Capitol Hill

Suraj S. Venna, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and medical director of the Inova Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. He has a special interest in the prevention, detection and treatment of melanoma.   Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. One in 5 Americans will be…

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Inova Melanoma Symposium Offers Resources and Hope

Sekwon Jang, MD, is board-certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. He is a member of the Inova Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center, and specializes in the treatment of melanoma and other skin cancers.   We’ve just wrapped up Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May, and the members of the Inova Melanoma and Skin…

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Immunotherapy Offers New Options for Lung Cancer Treatment

Joan H. Schiller, MD, is a board-certified medical oncologist specializing in lung cancer. She is the Deputy Director of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute.   Lung cancer kills more people worldwide than any other cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that 154,050 men and women in the United States alone will die from the disease this…

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