breast cancer

Avon Foundation Grant Allows for Breast Health Services in Ward 5

the MWHC Blog Team February 22, 2016

Too Many DC Women Diagnosed with Late-stage Breast Cancer Screening tests can be a powerful weapon in the fight against…

A Breast Cancer Diagnosis: It Takes Your Breath Away

the MWHC Blog Team April 12, 2016

Breast Cancer Can Affect Anyone  My name is Heidi Kirby (Photo above L to R Dr. Sandra Swain, former Director of…

Improving Breast Health: One Ward at a Time

the MWHC Blog Team October 21, 2016

Screening tests are a powerful weapon in the fight against breast cancer. Mammography is a breast cancer screening tool used…

Celebrated Physician: Brooke M. Wolvin, MD

the MWHC Blog Team September 15, 2017

Brooke Wolvin, MD, an attending physician for MedStar Medical Group Radiology, also serves as assistant director of MedStar Washington Hospital…

How surgery can improve the lives of patients with lymphedema

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…

Taking mammogram education to our neighborhood streets

Elmer E. Huerta, MD, Director, Cancer Preventorium, Washington Cancer Institute October 23, 2017

In 2014, we made a shocking discovery. While analyzing the data for women who came to our hospital for breast…