What Veterans Need to Know About Lung Cancer Risk

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 1:15pm

This Veterans Day, we join with the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) to honor our veterans in the best way we know how - by providing them with potentially life-saving information about cancer. 

Many veterans are at higher risk for cancer, particularly lung cancer, than civilian populations because of increased exposure to both tobacco and other carcinogens. Because of this, we encourage all veterans to read up on the risk factors and take a proactive approach to early detection. Our High-Risk Lung Cancer Screening Program is designed to meet the early detection needs of at-risk populations, providing a thorough screening with a low-dose spiral CT scan and/or autofluorescence bronchoscopy depending on individual risk level, ongoing surveillance services as needed, access to smoking cessation services and more. 

If you are a veteran or know a veteran, learn more about the risk factors and our high-risk program in my video below. Please give us a call at 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) if you are concerned or unsure about your risk level. For your convenience, we also have a simple online risk assessment form that you can complete to help us determine your risk level and whether screening is right for you.