How VA is Raising Lung Cancer Screening Awareness
This year, more than 110 VHA facilities are participating in the National Lung Cancer Screening Day activities in the week leading up to Veterans Day, November 6-11th, 2023. 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.).
Visit your nearest VA Medical Center to find special lung cancer screening events taking place during the week leading up to Lung Cancer Screening Day, from November 6-11th.
Visit My HealtheVet to make an appointment to talk to your VA provider about 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
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.
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