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MedStar Franklin Square Is First in State to Treat Emphysema with FDA-Approved Valve

New Lung Valve Helps Qualified Patients Breathe Easier Without Surgery BALTIMORE—(June 21, 2019)—The Angelos Center for Lung Disease at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center successfully implanted a new FDA-approved lung valve in a patient with severe emphysema Tuesday, becoming the first medical facility in Maryland to perform an endoscopic lung volume reduction (ELVR), to ease breathing. Known as the Zephyr valve, the breakthrough medical device was positioned into the lungs of a 69-year old Baltimore man using a bronchoscope, under anesthesia but without surgery. The patient recovered well and went home two days after. “There is no cure for emphysema,…

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MedStar Health Cancer Network Hosts Cancer Survivors' Luncheon

 Annual Event Honors Survivors, Loved Ones and Highlights Ongoing Challenges BALTIMORE—About 600 cancer survivors, their caregivers and their loved ones will gather June 2 for the 5th annual Cancer Survivors' Luncheon, an event hosted by the MedStar Health Cancer Network that highlights the ongoing challenges cancer survivors face and honors their journey in treatment. The event will be held at Boumi Shriners in Baltimore. It includes a seated meal, music and door prizes. “Looking into the future after a cancer diagnosis can seem scary and uncertain,” said Albert Aboulafia, MD, Director of the MedStar Health Cancer Network. “With the help…

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MedStar Health Cancer Network to Offer Free Skin Cancer Screenings

Screenings and Education at Three Locations in Honor of Skin Cancer Prevention Month BALTIMORE—In honor of Skin Cancer Prevention Month in May, MedStar Health Cancer Network is offering free adult skin cancer screenings and education at three locations in the Baltimore area. The screenings and education will be offered on May 30 at MedStar Harbor Hospital in south Baltimore, on June 5 and June 12 at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in eastern Baltimore County, and on June 26 in Harford County at the MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus. A oncology-certified nurse or nurse practitioner will conduct an exam…

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The Breast Center Honored by Women’s Choice Award

Center Only One in Maryland to Receive the Top Honor BALTIMORE— The Breast Center at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has received America's Best Breast Centers' Women's Choice Award, for a fourth consecutive year, and tops the list of breast centers in the state of Maryland. The recognition is the country's only award bestowed on breast centers based on robust criteria that considers patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center’s Breast Center was one of less than two dozen centers in the country to be designated a Featured Breast Center of Excellence and was the only one…

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