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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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MedStar Franklin Square to Offer New Treatment Option for Qualified Emphysema Patients

Revolutionary Lung Valve is First FDA-Approved Breathing Aid Without Major Surgery BALTIMORE— The Angelos Center for Lung Disease at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has become the first medical facility in the state to offer endoscopic lung volume reduction (ELVR), using a new FDA-approved lung valve that is positioned in damaged lung airways without surgery, and allows patients with severe emphysema to breathe easier. Sy A. Sarkar, MD, FCCP, FACP, DAABIP, board certified in interventional pulmonology, is currently screening patients at the Angelos Center for Lung Disease on the hospital campus, to see if  the breakthrough medical device is right…

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