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Veterans Organizations Call for Lung Cancer Screening

s in 26 states and 6 foreign countries over the past 13 years indicates that CT screening can detect lung cancer at Stage 1 in 85% of cases, and those treated immediately had a ten year survival rate of 92%.

By partnering with those sites, the Veterans' Administration could quickly implement a pilot screening program for veterans at high risk with a broad geographic reach and with significant cost savings.

The Independent Budget for FY09 cites the devastating statistics of lung cancer and urges Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs to initiate a $3 million pilot screening program for veterans at high risk.

Over 50 organizations support The Independent Budget, including LCA and the following:

AAALAC International

Administrators of Internal Medicine

African American Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Association

African American War Veterans, USA

Air Force Women Officers Association

Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine

American Coalition for Filipino Veterans

American Ex-Prisoners of War

American Federation of Government Employees

American Military Retirees Association

American Military Society

American Veterans Alliance, USA

American Volunteer Reserve

Armed Forces Top Enlisted Association

Association for Service Disabled Veterans

Association of American Medical Colleges

Association of Professors of Medicine

Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine

Association of Subspecialty Professors

Blinded Veterans Association

Catholic War Veterans, USA, Inc.

Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine

Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States

Fleet Reserve Association

Georgia Department of Veterans Service

Gold Star Wives of America

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Japanese American Veterans Association

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