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Matthew Henry knows what it means to climb a mountain. As a colorectal cancer survivor, he’s considering a trek to Mount Everest’s Thorung High Camp. At 16,010 feet in the air, it’s a strenuous climb. But it’s nothing compared to his climb to beat cancer.
February is Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month. Fayez Estephan, MD, specializing in gastrointestinal cancers at the GW Cancer Center, explains the various aspects of gallbladder and bile duct cancer, including risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, prognosis, and…
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States according to the American Cancer Society, accounting for about one in five cancer deaths. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than from colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined.
Amarendra Neppalli, MD, Director of the GW Cancer Center Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, explained that CAR T therapy is the most innovative technology in fighting the liquid tumors of leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Soon, CAR T therapy will be an option for blood cancer…
Currently, lung cancer screening exams are recommended for high-risk adults. These patients have at least a 20 pack year cigarette smoking history. A pack year is calculated by the number of packs a person smokes per day multiplied by the number of years that person has smoked.
The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) announced the selection of Hematology and Oncology Fellows, Walaa Aldhahri, MBBS, and Zoë McKinnell, MD, as the 2023 Albert L. Tucker and Elizabeth T. Tucker Postdoctoral Fellowship awardees.
For patients diagnosed with skin cancer, particularly basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, one of the best treatment options can be Mohs surgery, a tissue-sparing, tumor-removal procedure.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers, making Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, recognized every September, a good reminder for men to stay
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, a timely reminder for women, particularly those age 60 and older, to take stock of their health. Ovarian cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), is the deadliest of all female reproductive cancers and ranks fifth in cancer deaths among…
Vishal Patel, MD, director of the Cutaneous Oncology Program at the GW Cancer Center and the GW Medical Faculty Associates, breaks down what you need to know about skin cancer, how it is treated, and what you can do to protect yourself now.