Celebrated Physician: Norman Lester, MD

by The MWHC Blog Team
October 06, 2017

­­For as long as he can remember, Norman Lester, MD, wanted to become a physician. Choosing a specialty, however, took…

Homing in on prostate cancer with fusion biopsy

by Daniel Marchalik, MD, Urology
October 05, 2017

Left Image: The target from an MRI is merged with an ultrasound image for targeting. Right Image: The biopsy locations are…

A mother’s last wish

by the MWHC Blog Team
October 04, 2017

(Photo L to R: Dr. Gregory Argyros, chaplains Teklu Gudeto, Emmanuel Saidi, Christopher Oranyeli, Jerome McCallum, Anthony Akinlolu,  Sheila Brown, Paulette Davidson…

How surgery can improve the lives of patients with lymphedema

by David H. Song, MD, Washington Regional Chief, Plastic Surgery
October 03, 2017

There are many options available to patients for treating breast cancer. Unfortunately, a significant portion of patients will face the…

What to do when prostate cancer biopsy/PSA test results conflict

by Ross E. Krasnow, MD, Urology, Lambros Stamatakis, MD, Urology
September 28, 2017

Prostate cancer can be challenging to detect. Our screening and diagnostic tools—prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing and transrectal ultrasound-guided (TRUS) prostate…

Ovarian cancer and talcum powder: What I tell patients

by Louis Dainty, MD, Regional Director, Gynecologic Oncology
September 26, 2017

Talcum powder has long been a baby care and personal hygiene essential, showing up in everything from cosmetics to soaps…