Study Links Agent Orange Exposure to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

According to an article posted at Reuters.com, a team of researchers conducted a study by analyzing medical records of almost three thousand veterans who underwent a prostate biopsy.  The study concluded that the group of veterans who had been exposed to Agent Orange had a 75 percent higher chance of being diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer than veterans who had not been exposed.

According to doctors interviewed for the Reuters article, this study confirms what was previously thought about Agent Orange causing more aggressive prostate cancers.  As a result, it demonstrates the continued importance of getting early evaluation and treatment for cancer, especially if you are a Vietnam veteran who may have been exposed to Agent Orange.

Are there special rules about Agent Orange exposure

It is important for Vietnam veterans who are later diagnosed with cancer to remember that the Department of Veterans Affairs has created presumptions.  These presumptions make it easier for veterans to demonstrate their entitlement to disability compensation benefits.  More information about this presumption and how the VA is supposed to apply it can be found in our blog article about Agent Orange presumptions.  If you have questions about veterans benefits, getting a free consultation with one of our VA accredited attorneys is easy.  Simply fill out the “Need Help” form or call the phone number at the upper right of this page.

What if I have more questions about my VA claim?

I understand you want your VA claim to be done as quickly as possible. But remember the ultimate goal – to win your VA disability compensation claim.

You may eventually get there on your own, but it may be after a series of decisions by the Regional Office and Board of Veterans Appeals. Sometimes claims are appealed and remanded several times, which can cause a claim to drag on for years. If you are interested in avoiding unnecessary delay in your claim and want to do everything you can to maximize your chances of success, it is probably a good idea for you to consult with an accredited veterans disability attorney.

We would be happy to talk to you. If you would like a free consultation with our Perkins Studdard veterans disability attorneys just click here or give us a call to begin the process.

Travis Studdard is an attorney who focuses on representing veterans in VA disability compensation claims.  He regularly writes about issues that are important to veterans and their families.
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