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Clinical trial explores exercise as pain management technique for lung cancer survivors

An innovative clinical trial out of the Baltimore VA Medical Center called Exercise Rehabilitation in Veteran Cancer Survivors is examining the role of exercise in managing neuropathic pain in lung cancer survivors. Neuropathic pain, which includes numbness, tingling, pins and needles sensations, sensitivity to touch, and/or muscle weakness is common after surgery and chemotherapy in lung cancer survivors. “Lung cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers [...]

By |July 13th, 2021|Health|3 Comments

How a partnership-funded, lung cancer screening saved one Veteran’s life

Mitchell Caviness enlisted in the Army at 17 and immediately took up smoking "to fit in." Nearly five decades later, the former mortarmen from the 101st Airborne wishes he hadn't. Today, he credits a routine VA lung cancer screening for saving his life. Lung Cancer affects more than 7,000 Veterans each year and causes more deaths than any other cancer among Veterans. Unfortunately, most lung [...]

By |November 12th, 2020|Health, Top Stories|Comments Off on How a partnership-funded, lung cancer screening saved one Veteran’s life

Richmond VA Center of Excellence for lung cancer screenings

Lung cancer screening is the most effective tool in reducing cancer-related deaths. Richmond VA performs screenings for 12% of its eligible high-risk Veterans, three times higher than the nation.

By |August 19th, 2020|Health|Comments Off on Richmond VA Center of Excellence for lung cancer screenings

VA works to raise awareness for lung cancer screening in Veterans

Navy Veteran Jim Pantelas has spent the last 15 years working to fund new lung cancer research, combat patient stigma, and improve care for lung cancer patients. His mission is personal: He is a survivor of stage 3 lung cancer, with stage 4 lymph node involvement.

By |July 27th, 2020|Research, Top Stories|3 Comments

Why SHE chose VA: Shannon Magee, Lung Cancer Screening Coordinator

“My father was a Navy corpsman,” reflects Nurse Practitioner Shannon Magee of Charleston VA. “And with his encouragement, I knew at a very young age that nursing was my natural career path. When I learned of my opportunity to serve VA and manage the Lung Cancer Screening (LCS) program, I knew right away it was the right work for me and for our Veterans.” In [...]

By |August 17th, 2018|VA Careers|Comments Off on Why SHE chose VA: Shannon Magee, Lung Cancer Screening Coordinator
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