Agent Orange Causes Prostate Cancer in Vietnam Veterans


This video is called Agent Orange – Vietnam.

From the Washington Post in the USA:

Study Links Agent Orange to Prostate Cancer in Vietnam Vets

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) — Vietnam veterans exposed to the defoliant Agent Orange have a significantly greater risk of prostate cancer, especially the most aggressive form of the disease, a new study contends.

The findings are the first to connect the now-banned herbicide with this form of cancer, the researchers said.

“Veterans that were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War have a twofold higher risk of prostate cancer,” said study lead author Dr. Karim Chamie, a resident physician in urology at the University of California, Davis, Department of Urology and the VA Northern California Health Care System. “The cancer they get tends to be more aggressive, a higher grade, and is more likely to spread or have spread at the time that they present to their urologist.”

Brain Dead Bureaucrat Watch: VA Blocks Voter Registration at Vets’ Hospitals: here.

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10 thoughts on “Agent Orange Causes Prostate Cancer in Vietnam Veterans

  1. Veterans who are diagnosed with prostate cancer and served in Vietnam automatically are entitled to receive VA compensation from date of filing a claim to end of treatment, which may be several months. Compensation amount depends in part on number of dependents. For example, a married vet receives $2,760 monthly. Claim forms are available at any VA office or on line by searching Veterans Administration Prostate Cancer.

  2. Thanks for this additional information Hugh; I do hope for the veterans that everything will work as “automatically” as in this comment, and that no one at any government level will throw any bureaucratic spanners in the works. And, though of course the veterans are entitled to financial compensation, even if they get financially what is rightfully theirs, they are not getting their full health back.

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