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  • Life After Breast Cancer: 7 Ways to Move Forward and Live Well

    10.31.2016 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Health and Wellness

    Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C, CST, is a licensed clinical social worker and executive director of Life with Cancer, which provides support and education to anyone affected by cancer. Life With Cancer is a program of the Inova Health System, the official breast cancer awareness partner of the Washington Redskins. In addition to her role as director, Bolte provides individual, couples and family counseling and facilitates several support groups and programs for people with cancer. Read Dr. Bolte’s profile.

     

    After being diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s an amazing feeling to finally get the “all-clear” diagnosis. But moving on ... Read More

  • Take control: Breast Cancer Prevention and Screening Are in Your Hands

    / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Health and Wellness

    Kirsten K. Edmiston, MD, is board certified in surgery, specializing in breast cancer and breast surgery. She is a member of the Inova Breast Care Center. Read Dr. Edmiston’s profile.

     

    What does October mean to you? To me, Breast Cancer Awareness Month offers an extra reason to tune into your health and spend some time focusing on body awareness. That awareness can help you live a longer, healthier life.

    How to Be Body-Aware

    It's important to know what your breasts feel like, so you can be on the lookout for any changes. Talk to your doctor if you ... Read More

  • Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer: 7 Common Questions Answered

    / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Health and Wellness

    Sarah Ruppert, MS, CGC, is a certified genetic counselor and co-manager of the cancer genetics program at the Inova Translational Medicine InstituteInova is the official breast cancer awareness partner of the Washington Redskins. Read Sarah Ruppert’s profile.

     

    Genetic testing has become an important part of medicine, and new tests for cancer-related genes are developed every year. If you’re wondering whether you should get tested, the answers to these common questions might help.

    1. What can a genetic test tell me?

    Genetic testing isn’t a crystal ball. It can’t tell you if or when you’ll ... Read More

  • Breast Cancer Treatment Gets Personal: How Doctors Are Saving More Lives Than Ever Before

    / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Health and Wellness

    Robert A. Cohen, MD, is board certified in surgery and fellowship trained in surgical oncology. He specializes in breast surgery and is a member of the Inova Medical Group’s Breast Cancer Program, the official breast cancer awareness partner of the Washington Redskins. Read Dr. Cohen’s profile.

     

    Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can be frightening. However, as I tell my patients, most women live long, healthy lives in spite of their cancer. In fact, 89.7 percent of women with breast cancer survive five years or more after their diagnosis, according to the latest data from the National Cancer ... Read More

  • All-Star Survivors Series: Joyce Astwood

    10.31.2015 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness

    Throughout the month of October, WOW will be sharing stories from 31 All-Star Survivors, currently battling Breast Cancer. This group of women, selected by American Cancer Society, was honored during the October 4th Redskins Think Pink! game and at a special event hosted at Redskins Park on October 5, 2015. 

     Today we honor and celebrate Joyce Astwood! 

    What do you appreciate most as an “All-Star Survivor”?

    I'm alive and can help and encourage others with Breast Cancer.

     

    What motivated you during your treatment?

    God is in charge and there is more for me to accomplish.

     

    What is one thing ... Read More

  • All-Star Survivors Series: Cynthia Bethea

    10.28.2015 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness

    Throughout the month of October, WOW will be sharing stories from 31 All-Star Survivors, currently battling Breast Cancer. This group of women, selected by American Cancer Society, was honored during the October 4th Redskins Think Pink! game and at a special event hosted at Redskins Park on October 5, 2015. 

    Today we honor and celebrate Cynthia Bethea! 

    What motivated you during your treatment?

    The support of my husband. The kindness and compassion of the team at Southern Maryland Hospital. 

     

    What is one thing you learned about yourself while battling Breast Cancer?

    That I can be vulnerable, it's ok to ... Read More

  • All-Star Survivors Series: Wynette "Winnie" Rodney

    10.26.2015 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness

    Throughout the month of October, WOW will be sharing stories from 31 All-Star Survivors, currently battling Breast Cancer. This group of women, selected by American Cancer Society, was honored during the October 4th Redskins Think Pink! game and at a special event hosted at Redskins Park on October 5, 2015. 

    Today we honor and celebrate Wynette "Winnie" Rodney! 

    What do you appreciate most as an “All-Star Survivor”?

    Everything!!!

     

    What motivated you during your treatment?

    So far my daughter and my faith.

     

    What is one thing you learned about yourself while battling Breast Cancer?

    I am stronger than I thought I ... Read More

  • All-Star Survivors Series: Michelle Gamache

    10.23.2015 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness

    Throughout the month of October, WOW will be sharing stories from 31 All-Star Survivors, currently battling Breast Cancer. This group of women, selected by American Cancer Society, was honored during the October 4th Redskins Think Pink! game and at a special event hosted at Redskins Park on October 5, 2015. 

    Today we honor and celebrate Michelle Gamache! 

    What do you appreciate most as an "All-Star Survivor"?

    Such a fun 2-day event! I didn't think about cancer once. Meeting the players was so excited for my husband and I. 

     

    What motivated you during your treatment?

    To get it over with ... Read More

  • All-Star Survivors Series: Veronica Bradley

    10.21.2015 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness

    Throughout the month of October, WOW will be sharing stories from 31 All-Star Survivors, currently battling Breast Cancer. This group of women, selected by American Cancer Society, was honored during the October 4th Redskins Think Pink! game and at a special event hosted at Redskins Park on October 5, 2015.

    Today we honor and celebrate Veronica Bradley! 

    What do you appreciate most as an “All-Star Survivor”?

    Compassion, love, the game accomodation, luncheon, baskets, massage!

     

    What is one thing you learned about yourself while battling Breast Cancer?

    To give back.

     

    What is your favorite memory from the Redskins Breast Cancer Awareness ... Read More

  • All-Star Survivors Series: Denise Manos

    10.19.2015 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness

    Throughout the month of October, WOW will be sharing stories from 31 All-Star Survivors, currently battling Breast Cancer. This group of women, selected by American Cancer Society, was honored during the October 4th Redskins Think Pink! game and at a special event hosted at Redskins Park on October 5, 2015. 

    Today we honor and celebrate Denise Manos! 

    What motivated you during your treatment?

    1. My kids - my passion

    2. Anger - I'm a physical fitness person, shouldn't have happened to me

    3. Curious about what tomorrow brings

     

    What is your favorite memory from the Redskins Breast Cancer Awareness events ... Read More

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