Lung Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Patient safety is our priority

MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute is committed to providing the care you need in an appropriate and safe setting. We continue to focus on providing a safe, clean, and secure environment for you to receive your care. Learn more about our safety practices here.

Low-Dose CT Scans Catch Health Issues When They are Most Treatable

Lung cancer is among the most common cancers in the U.S. Catching it early is key to successful treatment. Our expert medical teams can determine if you’re at high risk and qualify for a screening that’s often covered by insurance. This quick, non-invasive scan can provide valuable — and even lifesaving — information about your health.


decrease in lung cancer deaths from early detection scans.*

*National Lung Screening Trial


Only 4.4% of individuals eligible for lung cancer screening actually receive one.**



of lung cancers are found at a later stage without screening.***

***NELSON study

Is a Low-Dose CT Scan Right for You?

A screening might be the right choice if all of the following apply to you.

  • Between ages 55 and 80
  • Smoking history equal to smoking a pack of cigarettes per day for 30 years, or smoking two packs a day for 15 years as an example
  • Current smoker or quit smoking less than 15 years ago
  • No signs or symptoms of lung cancer, such as shortness of breath, coughing up blood unexplained fevers, chills, or weight loss (a doctor can determine if another condition is causing these symptoms)


“I was very fortunate to get an early diagnosis so that it was operable.”

- Mike Baroody

Screening for Lung Cancer: One Couple’s Story

Mary and Mike Baroody share their inspiring and lifesaving journey to better lung health through annual screenings.

This video was selected prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. All patients and providers are expected to follow the current MedStar Health guidelines for safety including proper masking and physical distancing where appropriate. Learn more at

Convenient and Connected Screening You Can Trust

We’re focused on helping you live a longer, healthier life.

Multiple locations and flexible appointment times.

If you require follow-up care, nationally-renowned specialists from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center are here to help. Together, we will go through a shared decision-making process that considers all treatment options with compassion.

We offer tobacco cessation and other programs like genetic counseling for those at high risk.

Available At Several Convenient Locations

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Rd., NW, Washington, DC 20007

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving St., NW, Washington, DC 20010

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MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney, MD 20832

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MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre
1133 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20036

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