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Published on February 04, 2013

Monique Marwani & Wound Care

Monique Marwani
Patient: Monique Marwani, Ijamsville, MD

Location: Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

Service: Wound Care

Doctors: Barry Aron, MD; Joel Buzy, MD

It was just weeks before her wedding when 31-year old Monique Marwani of Ijamsville in Frederick County learned she had cervical cancer. Marwani, now 38, received treatment that left her cancer free for more than five years but also caused some other health issues.

"Sometimes when you have an illness like mine that lasts so long, the doctors will tell you you’re lucky to be alive and this is your new normal," says Marwani, who was treated with radiation and chemotherapy and developed a condition called radiation cystitis.

"Radiation cystitis is the formation of abnormal blood vessels in the bladder, due to radiation treatment," says Barry Aron, M.D., chair of urology at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. "As a result of this condition, Monique was experiencing bleeding."

In September 2012, Dr. Aron performed a surgery on Marwani to stop the bleeding. Following this, physicians recommended that she undergo hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital’s Wound Care Center.

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