VA medical center offers new lung cancer screening program

Veterans are more subject to lung cancer so a southeast Missouri facility is giving them access to new screening program
Published: Nov. 16, 2023 at 5:46 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2023 at 10:18 PM CST
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POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (KFVS) - The John J. Pershing Veteran Affairs Medical Center offers a new lung cancer screening program.

The Medical Center was recently approved for a new screening program designed to identify lung nodules, track and monitor the findings in veterans enrolled at the center who are at risk for lung cancer.

The Medical Center partnered with both the Kansas City and St. Louis VA health care facilities. Quality Management Coordinator, Ginger Potts said this new program means a lot to her.

“So that is so meaningful to me because in the VA, we have a noble mission to care for our nation’s veterans,” said Potts. “And knowing that we’re potentially providing services that are life threatening for that veteran is something that just gives me chill bumps every time.”

The facility’s staff hopes the new program will save more lives of Heartland veterans.

You can click here for more information about this and other programs.