Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Quality of care for Veteran’s includes raising awareness around important health topics. By highlighting some of the national health awareness campaigns each month, Veterans can get ideas, information, and resources on a variety of health matters.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and VA wants to underscore the importance of early detection.
Women are now the fastest growing sub-group of U.S. Veterans. The number of women Veterans is expected to increase dramatically in the next 10 years, and VA health care is expected to be in high demand by the women Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
VA understands the health care needs of women Veterans and is committed to meeting these needs. Women Veterans served and they deserve the best quality care. Find out more below about what your VA is doing to help the fight against breast cancer:
For more information about breast cancer:
- Veterans Health Library - Breast Cancer
The Veterans Health Library provides basic education about prostate cancer as well as information about treatment options, medication, and living with prostate cancer.
- American Cancer Society - Breast Cancer
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. ACS provides a wide range of educational and support resources.
- National Breast Cancer Foundation
The National Breast Cancer Foundation's mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. Its mission includes increasing awareness through education, providing diagnostic breast care services for those in need, and providing nurturing support services.