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Military men with Prostate Cancer, it's not just Agent Orange

Agent Orange is usually the first thing veterans with prostate cancer ask about. Indeed, way back in 1998, Malecare was an early advocate for men exposed to Agent Orange. Military veterans as well as Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian civilians were exposed to Agent Orange, and many of those who are men are now diagnosed, dying or have died from prostate cancer.

Few institutions beside the US military are as comprehensive about research and training regarding all aspects of military life. And, many military institutions besides the US military are equally as good regarding protecting the soldier from environmental harm. I imagine that many ad hoc and insurgent military units read and follow US military handbooks and trainings from public access, too. But, there remain many toxic qualities to materials and methods, which remain to be researched.

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Great post Darryl!

Congress just passed a bill that will allow Vietnam and all other veterans to obtain financial assistance for caregivers. The bill is expected to be signed into law by the president shortly.

"On May 23, 2018, America's veterans, their families and caregivers had a big victory in Congress when the Senate voted overwhelmingly -- 92 to 5 -- to approve the VA MISSION Act, which already passed the House last week. Once signed into law by the President, this historic legislation will expand support to veteran caregivers of ALL eras as well as improve veterans' access to and quality of care".

"The VA MISSION Act (S. 2372) will extend eligibility for VA's comprehensive caregiver assistance program to ALL generations of seriously injured veterans. Currently, VA offers full caregiver benefits only for veterans injured on or after September 11, 2001, leaving family caregivers of veterans injured in earlier conflicts and eras ineligible for this critical support".

I should add, if your a disabled veteran and your spouse, live in partner, etc helps you with daily living, you are eligible for financial assistance.

Here are links with more information.



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