The earlier a cancer is diagnosed, the better the chance treatment will be successful. VA recommends routine screenings for four cancers: lung, colon and rectal (colorectal), breast and cervical.
Age and certain risk factors, such as a past or current history of smoking and family history, all determine when you qualify for a cancer screening.
Delays in screenings mean delays in timely diagnoses. This is why it’s so important to get your screening scheduled with VA.