Since the COVID-19 pandemic, one out of three U.S. adults is missing their recommended routine cancer screenings. Early detection saves lives. Screening tests can find cancer before it spreads, and when it’s easier to treat.
We’ve taken extra precautions to continue providing lifesaving cancer screenings in a safe environment. Our facilities are fully operational, offering access to consultations and screenings with nationally recognized experts.
The safety of our patients will always be our top priority.
As the largest healthcare provider in the region, MedStar Health has always focused on providing a safe, clean, and secure environment. Our team members are highly trained in taking all the necessary precautions to protect our patients, their families, and our associates.
Now, we’re taking extra precautions to help you feel at ease during your care. Each member of our team is focused on keeping you and your loved ones safe. Here’s what you can expect:
You will never feel socially distant. MedStar Health associates care about you. Our mantra–It’s how we treat people–is what drives us all to do what we do.
All MedStar Health centers are open and fully operational. The innovations we have put in place since the pandemic reached our region reinforce that MedStar Health is still the best and safest place to receive care.
Based on current guidelines, we have listed the most common cancer screenings below, including recommended ages for first screening tests and important risk factors to know. Some individuals may need earlier or more frequent screenings depending on their risk factors. This is something you should discuss with your doctor. Learn about your risk factors in this downloadable guide.
Screenings are recommended for all women.
NEW SmartCurve™ Mammography at MedStar Radiology Network provides a curved compression surface that offers a more comfortable patient experience without compromising image quality.
Screenings are recommended for all adults age 45 and older, or younger if at high risk.
The early detection of lung cancer makes a significant difference in survivorship. The best weapon against lung cancer is not smoking, but if you do smoke, consider a lung screening. We provide annual low-dose CT screening for smokers, former smokers and other high-risk individuals.
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