As we celebrate Women’s Health Week, I am pleased to announce that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has adopted American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer screening guidelines that give women a choice to begin screening at age 40.
The guidelines also recommend starting yearly mammograms by age 45 and then every other year from age 55. The guidelines apply to women at average risk for breast cancer and complement VA’s already-extensive program for breast care for Veterans.
I believe it’s important for our women Veterans to know that they are in control of their care and the care they receive from VA is consistent with or exceeds care in the private sector. Adopting American Cancer Society standards gives Veterans further assurances that their care aligns with other health-care systems.
It’s worth drawing attention to a few other related facts:
Our Acting VA Under Secretary for Health Dr. Poonam Alaigh said it perhaps best last week: “Engaging and better servicing the unique healthcare needs of our women Veterans is one of VA’s most important priorities. When it comes to their care, we want women Veterans to be in control of it every day and in every way.”
For more information about VA’s commitment to women Veterans, please visit https://www.va.gov/womenvet/ or call 855-VA-WOMEN (855-829-6636) for information about VA services and resources.
Read the original article here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2017/05/18/vas-commitment-women-veterans
Presents the 2016
Health Education Workshop Series
2nd Friday of every Month
5:00pm – 6:00pm
at I Will Survive, Inc.
5879- D New Peachtree Rd. Doraville, GA 30340
Free with RSVP
Feb 12, 2016 – Breast Health: “Health & Wealth of it all”
Bra fitting with Livi Rea Lingerie, food, watch a Pink Ribbons clip from the documentary, goody bags, and survivor network
Mar 11, 2016 – Health & Beauty: “Pretty” in Pink
Massages, food, wheat grass shots, goody bags, and survivor network
April 8, 2016 – Love Self: “Expressions: The Soul of a Survivor”
Spoken word therapy, laughter, food, goody bags, and survivor network
Through the Mission Continues’ Fellowship Program, selected veterans volunteer part-time for six months with I Will Survive, Inc. In return, Fellows receive a living stipend, complete a leadership development curriculum and develop new skills and networks. The Fellowship Program is ideal for veterans looking to start a new career, gain practical work experience while attending school or for a new way to serve at home. Find out more at www.MissionContinues.org (open to post-9/11 veterans)
Need: Honorable Discharge, DD214, Clean Criminal Record, and signed Memorandum of Understanding.
Please visit the host organization at www.IWillSurviveInc.org to gain more information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested to serve again!
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi
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Phone 404.483.8503 Fax 800.880.1586
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“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” ~ John F. Kennedy