We offer many screening and prevention programs. Below are the programs currently available.
These annual cancer awareness programs are designed to promote community awareness of prevention, early detection, screening, as well as diagnostic methods and treatment options for various cancers. Presentations include an overview of specific cancer sites and ways for participants to reduce their risk through symptom recognition, utilization of early detection methods and life-style modifications.
Each year programs are held for these types of cancer:
Edgewood Management Corporation: This partnership is an outreach initiative geared to increase the D.C. community’s knowledge of breast health. The program is funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure and it provides free breast health education materials and other risk reduction measures.
We understand that the diagnosis of cancer creates concern for related family. MedStar Health is pleased to announce the availability of our new clinical cancer genetics service. This is a joint initiative involving the MedStar Washington Hospital Center/Washington Cancer Institute, Georgetown University, and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center.
Aimee Martin, MGC and Chloe Farkas, MGC are the genetic counselors affiliated with this program. They have experience counseling high-risk individuals mainly with respect to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and are pleased to be able to expand their skills into other areas of cancer genetics.
This program will provide comprehensive pre- and post-test genetic counseling to patients and family members seeking information and support concerning their personal and/or family history of any type of cancer. Patients will learn about the availability and option of genetic testing for cancer susceptibility along with information regarding cancer screening and prevention trials. Patients may also learn how this information may impact their relatives risks for developing cancer.
This is an interdisciplinary program which may involve referrals and consultations with physicians from several different medical specialties. Patients may also be evaluated by a geneticist and/or medical oncologist.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 202-444-2223.