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Category: Service Related Cancer

This section discusses cancer caused at bases like Camp Pendleton, Camp Lejeune, El Toro, and other military bases.
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Proving Service-Related Cancer and Getting VA Benefits

 |  Michael P. Ehline  | 
Introduction The life of a veteran is tough during their active duty service and even after that. It is a well-known fact that soldiers who actively fight on many battlefields and complete several military operations find it hard to return to a normal life when they come back home. However, even if they try to adjust to the calmer lifestyle, they are forced into fighting on some other fronts. Cancers resulting from service connections have become the new front for millions of vets. Are you a veteran who has recently been diagnosed with cancer? If that’s the case, continue reading because it will help you know the next steps you must take as soon as possible.
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Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in Veterans – All You Need to Know

 |  Michael P. Ehline  | 
If your military service has resulted in non Hodgkin’s lymphoma, you are eligible for VA health benefits and compensation. How much compensation you get depends on the severity of your condition. At the same time, you could get full compensation despite getting a low disability rating from VA if your condition is preventing you from working. There are many other things you need to know about VA disability benefits for non Hodgkin’s lymphoma that will come later as you continue to read. Let’s start with a basic understanding of the condition and then get into the details of disability benefits, the presumptive service connection of this disease, and how veterans got it. Understanding Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Your body has a lymphatic system that supplements your blood circulatory …

Your Involvement Means Everything to Veterans with Cancer

Veterans need your help, and your involvement could be life-changing for them. Every year, approximately 50,000 veterans get a cancer diagnosis, and considering their aging population, this number will only get bigger in the coming years. If every person in the US donated only $5, we would have more than $1.6 billion in a day. Of course, not everyone can donate, but it’s just an example to give you an idea of ‘working together’. When we think individually, we might see ourselves as a meaningless part of it all. However, when we come together, we can make everything happen. Get Involved to Help Military and Vet Cancer Victims Military vets are exposed to conditions that no one else is. Agent orange exposure, burn pit exposure, drinking contaminated water, and being exposed to…
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Signs and Symptoms of Service-Related Cancer

 |  Michael P. Ehline  | 
Signs and Symptoms of Service-Related Cancer

Military Service-Related Cancer Facts and Statistics

 |  Michael P. Ehline  | 
When the data from the general population and veterans affairs patients is compared, you clearly see that certain types of cancers are more common in the military veterans than they are in the former group. Over the course of time, the military, general public, veterans rights movements, and various other organizations have blamed several factors for increasing the risk of cancer incidence in military service members. The deeper you dive into the VACCR data and compare it to the SEER cancer data, you realize that the environments the veterans have to live in, the air they have to breathe in, and the foods and water they intake are all reasons for their exposure to carcinogens and various other harmful chemicals, substances, and agents. Looking at the data, you will notice certain pat…
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A Glossary of Cancer-Related Terms for Veterans
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