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Federal Health Care Data Trends: Oncology


In 2012, a study conducted by Zullig and colleagues revealed that about 40,000 cancer cases are reported annually to the Veterans Affairs Central Cancer Registry. 1 This represented about 3% of all cancer cases in the US. Within the VA patient population, the most commonly diagnosed cancers are prostate, lung and bronchial, colorectal, urinary and bladder cancers, and skin melanomas. This mirrors the commonly diagnosed cancers within the total US patient population.

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