Caitlin Sweeney, PT, DPT, OCS, CLT is a physical therapist at Inova Physical Therapy Centers and Life With Cancer, a program of Inova Schar Cancer Institutethat enhances the quality of life for those with cancer by providing education, information and support free of charge. She specializes in oncology rehabilitation and treatment of lymphedema.
When you receive a breast cancer diagnosis, exercise probably isn’t top of mind. Between doctors’ appointments, treatments, your career and family responsibilities, who has the time? Yet, research suggests exercise plays an important role in helping you maintain your functional abilities and can actually create ... Read More
You may already know about genetic testing for ancestry and inherited diseases, but an advancement in genetic testing goes one step further, giving usable information about which medication options are best for you.
A Targeted Approach
At Inova Schar Cancer Institute, patients who undergo mastectomy or chemotherapy are eligible for a genetic testing pilot called MediMap. The test analyzes 25 different genes to gain insight about how your body processes up to 145 different medications across 14 categories, including:
- Pain control
So ... Read More
On October 14 WOW hosted our Think Pink Tailgate prior to the game against the Panthers! Think Pink has been a staple of Redskins football every October for the last 20 years.
Special guest Mrs. Tanya Snyder, a breast cancer survivor herself, came to visit those in the tent. Guests of the event included the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation’s All Star survivors, Inova Breast Cancer Survivors and WOW members.
While in the specially decorated pink tent,the guests received complimentary brunch with specialty pink mimosas. In addition to this, they were also able to get ready for gametime with ... Read More
The research is clear: Annual breast cancer screening with mammography can reduce deaths from breast cancer by up to 40 percent. Even more good news: With the increasing availability of 3D tomosynthesis (3D mammography), breast cancer is detected earlier at its most treatable stage.
3D Mammography Explained
A standard 2D mammogram takes two images of the breast (side-to-side and top-to-bottom) and creates a two-dimensional image. In contrast, a 3D mammogram snaps multiple images from different angles and creates a three-dimensional picture. This visual reconstruction of the breast allows ... Read More
On Monday, October 2, WOW hosted its 2nd annual Sip and Paint event at Dacha Loft in northwest DC. For the second year, Lisa of Sip and Shot LLC, led the guests through a step by step painting which ended up a beautiful image of wine glasses and a football. Each guest was encouraged to add their own individualistic flair to their canvas. Redskins tight end Vernon Davis joined the group as a guest judge. An artist himself, he gave tips and tricks to everyone and had a final say in the winning painting. After the vote, two artists ... Read More
Lauren Fay, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC is a registered dietitian and certified oncology nutrition specialist at Life With Cancer, a program of Inova Schar Cancer Institute that enhances the quality of life for those with cancer by providing education, information and support free of charge.
Research shows a definitive link between cancer risk and what’s on your plate. Whether you’re hoping to sidestep breast cancer or prevent a recurrence, loading up on cancer-fighting nutrients — and avoiding problem foods — can up your odds of success.
Unfortunately, breast cancer patients and survivors are often bombarded with nutrition advice, which may ... Read More
On Monday night, WOW held a sports partnerships panel at George Washington University. WOW members and students from university were able to gain insight on sports partnership and also being a female entrepreneur in the industry. The following professionals took time to discuss their roles with their organization and how they fit into the sports partnership process.
· Patty Pierleonardi – Owner, Pest Management Services Inc., Official Partner of the Washington Redskins
· Nancy Hubacher – VP, Sales and Marketing
· Kaitlyn Swingle – Partnership Marketing Manager and GW Alumni, Class of ‘16
· Julia Tesoro – Strategic Marketing Coordinator and GW Alumni, Class of ‘16
Topics ranged ... Read More
We had yet another event this past weekend! This time, it was a cooking class at CulinAerie in downtown DC. Our members observed a demo performed by chef Wendi James, then attempted making the same three course meals themselves as Clinton Portis was in attendance. There were also special guest appearances from Miss Universe 2017 and Miss DC USA 2018.
Thank you CulinAerie for a delicious and enjoyable event and thank you to Clinton, Miss Universe and Miss DC USA for stopping by to spend time with our WOW members! Read More
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