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Taking mammogram education to our neighborhood streets

By Elmer E. Huerta, MD

In 2014, we made a shocking discovery. While analyzing the data for women who came to our hospital for breast cancer treatment between 2006 and 2011, we found that nearly 22 percent of them had stage 3 or 4 breast cancers—nearly double the national average of 10.5 percent. Most of these women were African-American, and Read More »

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Celebrated Physician- Sarika Rao, MD

Celebrated Physician: Sarika Rao, DO

By MedStar Washington Hospital Center

When helping patients tackle the challenges of endocrine cancer, Sarika Rao, DO, believes that trust is often the most important element of any treatment strategy. “These are lifelong, complex diseases that typically require many visits, so it’s important that we bridge a connection early,” explains Dr. Rao, an attending physician in Endocrinology at MedStar Washington Read More »

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Advances in radiation oncology changing treatment plans

By Pamela Randolph-Jackson, MD

In the United States, nearly 40 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. And while cancer is, undeniably, a life-changing experience for both patients and their loved ones, more people than ever are surviving and living well with cancer as a chronic disease for years. But Read More »

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Why is autologous breast reconstruction better than breast implants?

By David H. Song, MD

Women who have a mastectomy often are concerned with how their breast will look and feel after reconstructive surgery. About 80 percent of women choose to get a breast implant after having breast cancer surgery. While this is a great option for some women, it’s not for everyone. We offer an alternative to implants – Read More »

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Don’t live with urinary incontinence. Help is available

By Andrew I. Sokol, MD

Some women have to deal with unpleasant body issues every day. A common one is peeing when you sneeze, cough, laugh hard or exercise, otherwise known as stress urinary incontinence. This type of bladder leakage, or urinary incontinence, accounts for 50 percent of all the cases of incontinence I treat. Many women don’t think twice Read More »

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Hernias: How they occur, how they can be repaired

By Ivanesa Pardo, MD

Men or women can develop hernias. When they do, an organ or tissue can squeeze through a weak spot in a muscle wall. When surgery is called for, several options are available. A hernia is a weak spot, defect, or hole in the muscle layers of the abdomen, through which a part of an organ Read More »

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Homing in on prostate cancer with fusion biopsy

By Daniel Marchalik, MD

Left Image: The target from an MRI is merged with an ultrasound image for targeting. Right Image: The biopsy locations are captured by the MRI-Ultrasound fusion technology. Ideally, doctors would catch every case of prostate cancer early, before it has time to grow and spread. Early detection gives men more options, whether that involves treatment or Read More »

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How surgery can improve the lives of patients with lymphedema

By David H. Song, MD

There are many options available to patients for treating breast cancer. Unfortunately, a significant portion of patients will face the complication of lymphedema after their treatment. About 20 percent of patients diagnosed with breast cancer will develop lymphedema. About 20% of patients diagnosed with #breastcancer will develop #lymphedema. via @MedStarWHC TWEET THIS! Historically, there hasn’t Read More »

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What to do when prostate cancer biopsy/PSA test results conflict

By Lambros Stamatakis, MD & Ross Krasnow, MD

Prostate cancer can be challenging to detect. Our screening and diagnostic tools—prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing and transrectal ultrasound-guided (TRUS) prostate biopsy—aren’t perfect. And it becomes even more difficult when those tools contradict each other. Finding high levels of PSA, a protein made in the prostate gland, in a man’s bloodstream can indicate prostate cancer. However, Read More »

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Ovarian cancer and talcum powder: What I tell patients

By Louis Dainty, MD

Talcum powder has long been a baby care and personal hygiene essential, showing up in everything from cosmetics to soaps to antiperspirants. It’s best known as an ingredient in baby powder, which has been used to keep babies’ and adults’ bottoms dry and odor-free since the 1800s. Women have historically used talcum powder on these Read More »

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