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A Rise in Young People Diagnosed with Colon Cancer

  “Sometimes you really have to stand up for yourself and say, ‘no, I want a colonoscopy!’” said Wyatt Smith, a 33-year-old patient with colon cancer. At age 28, Smith was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer that spread to his liver.  He suffered from abdominal pain and irregular bowel movements for two years before he sought help from doctors. One doctor thought Smith had irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or colitis. Another doctor blamed his symptoms on diet. Later, a colonoscopy exam revealed a tumor at the bottom of Smith’s rectum. It was colorectal cancer (CRC), a condition normally associated…

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MedStar Georgetown Ranked #1 in Washington, D.C. Region by U.S. News and World Report

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has been ranked as the #1 hospital in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region by U.S. News and World Report in its annual ranking of hospitals nationwide.

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Study Tests New Breast Cancer Drug in African American Women

The first clinical trial to test a newly approved breast cancer drug specifically in African American patients is now enrolling at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and will begin soon at five other institutions in Washington, DC, Maryland, Alabama and New Jersey.

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Staying Safe in the Summer Sun

Summer is officially here and that means it is time to slather on the sunscreen. Here are some ways to help protect yourself and your family from the harmful rays while still enjoying the summer sun.

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