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VA Raises Awareness About Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death among Veterans, and screening can be lifesaving because lung cancer is most treatable when caught early. For eligible Veterans, annual lung cancer screening comes at no cost, with no copay.

Learn about Lung Cancer Screening

How VA is Raising Lung Cancer Screening Awareness

Find out how you can be screened for lung cancer at VA below. You might be eligible for lung cancer screening if you are 50-80 years old, smoke cigarettes now or quit within the past 15 years, or you have a smoking history of at least 20 pack-years (this means 1 pack per day for 20 years or 2 packs a day for 10 years, etc.).

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Visit My HealtheVet to make an appointment to talk to your VA provider about lung cancer screening.

Find a VA Facility Near You

Locate your nearest VA Medical Center to find out what local screening options are available to you.

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Aiming for the Moon(shot)

VA and NASA Join Forces to Promote Lung Cancer Screening

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Lung Cancer Screening Resources

VA is on a mission to reduce the Veteran lung cancer mortality rate, reduce disparities in lung cancer treatment, evolve new treatment options, and deliver world-class cancer care.

Find answers to common questions about lung cancer
Tools to Help Quit Smoking

The best way to prevent lung cancer is to stop smoking. And we want to be there when you do. VA offers resources for making a quit plan and sticking to it.

Lung Precision Oncology Program

Precision oncology is an approach that looks at an individual's genes to select the best cancer treatment and care for that person. VA’s Lung Precision Oncology Program helps clinicians diagnose lung cancer at earlier stages (when survival rates are higher) and increases access for Veterans to participate in clinical trials.

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Sign up to receive inspiring stories and more cancer screening resources from VA’s National Oncology Program (NOP) and Lung Cancer Screening (LCS) newsletters.

Lung Cancer News from VA

Read the latest stories from VA News.

Aiming for the Moon(shot): Lung cancer awareness

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, when VA shines a spotlight on a deadly disease that affects almost 8,000 Veterans every year. It’s a time to raise awareness, educate and inspire action.

A Veteran’s journey through lung cancer screening at VA

The inspiring story of a Marine Corps Veteran who beat lung cancer with the help of early detection and care provided by VA serves as a powerful example to stay on top of your recommended lung cancer screening.

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Think you might be eligible for lung cancer screening?

Talk to your VA provider about lung cancer screening.

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