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"I hope, others will talk openly to their doctor about their risk of lung cancer. It could save their life"
— Rita S.

Are You at High Risk of Lung Cancer?

Be proactive and talk to your doctor about having a low-dose CT scan. It’s painless, takes less than 10 minutes and the results are available to your doctor within 24 to 48 hours. Medicare coverage is now available for eligible beneficiaries or patients. Check with your insurer about your individual coverage.

For more information about the Lung Cancer Screening Program, call 703.558.8525.

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Lung Cancer Center

More people die from lung cancer than breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer combined. While the incidence of the disease is less common than malignancies of the breast and prostate, lung cancer is substantially more lethal. However, if detected early there is an 80 percent long-term survival rate.

The physicians and surgeons of the Lung Cancer Center at Virginia Hospital Center recognize the importance of communication and are readily available to one another to expedite patient care with efficiency often speaking with patients within 24 hours of initial contact to the center's coordinator. Under the leadership of the center's medical director, David R. Duhamel, MD, the hallmark of the Lung Cancer Center is patient focused and patient friendly. Using the collaborative experience of interdisciplinary specialists all conveniently located on the Virginia Hospital Center campus, the Center is able to carefully create a patient care plan that saves time and stress for patients.

Recognizing that lung cancer often demands more complex treatments and greater care than other forms of cancer, the Lung Cancer Center at Virginia Hospital Center offers a comprehensive program that consists of a multidisciplinary team approach with specially trained and highly experienced physicians and surgeons that include:

The Lung Cancer Center at Virginia Hospital Center is the only facility in the northern Virginia, DC Metropolitan area to offer a unified resource of state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging techniques for detection which include:

Once a patient is diagnosed with lung cancer, the Lung Cancer Center provides a full spectrum of treatment options to eradicate or manage the disease that includes:

Other innovative treatments include genetically tailored chemotherapy. Patients treated at the center may be eligible for treatment with investigational chemotherapy and targeted molecular treatments through clinical trials.

In the Lung Cancer Center at Virginia Hospital Center, medical experts work collaboratively from diagnosis to staging to treatment to rehabilitation, achieving the best possible outcomes for their patients. And, to alleviate the stress and anxiety caused by scheduling and new diagnosis the center offers a coordinator to support patients through each part of the process.



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