With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month it's no surprise that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is calling all female veterans to take advantage of breast health screenings. Many VA clinics provide women's health services, including mammograms and other cancer detection methods which are available to all female veterans.
Currently, the VA reports 87% of eligible female veterans receive screening mammograms, a much higher rate than private health care systems. Early detection of breast cancer can help improve the chances of treatment and remission before it becomes a serious health risk.
Every year thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer, which can often lead to other complications and conditions. Breast cancer is the 2nd most common cause of cancer-related death in females, and 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime.
Regular screenings for breast cancer can help catch an issue before it becomes a serious problem. Cancer can often lead to treatment needs that cause temporary or permanent disability and can have a serious impact on the lives of veterans.
Veteran advocacy groups like Care for Disabled Veterans help connect our veterans to the resources they need to obtain benefits and proper medical care. Donations help provide low or no-cost Independent Medical Exams to veterans seeking disability benefits, as well as help caregiver family members find help for their loved ones.
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