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VA Raises Awareness About Lung Cancer Screening

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and this year holds special significance as National Lung Cancer Screening (LCS) Day falls on Veterans Day.

Learn about Lung Cancer Screening

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.).

Find an event near you

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.

Talk to your VA provider

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

Read about cancer care at VA

Learn more about best-in-class cancer care and innovation at VA.

Aiming for the Moon(shot)

VA and NASA Join Forces to Promote Lung Cancer Screening

Watch more videos from VA’s National Oncology Program

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.

Screening and diagnosing lung cancer early

Almost 8,000 Veterans are treated for lung cancer every year at VA.

Houston VA lung cancer screening program saves lives

Less than two years in, an innovative lung cancer screening program at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston is already saving Veterans’ lives.

See more stories

Think you might be eligible for lung cancer screening?

Talk to your VA provider about lung cancer screening.

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