Diseases Associated With Agent Orange

Diseases Associated With Agent Orange

What Are The Diseases Associated With Agent Orange? Medical science has determined a variety of diseases associated with Agent Orange. Because of this the VA recognizes certain cancers as presumptive diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange.  Also connected to Agent Orange are numerous other health problems. Adding to that, exposure to certain other herbicides …

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Asbestos Exposure and VA Benefits

Asbestos Exposure and VA Benefits

About Asbestos Exposure and VA Benefits This article answers questions about asbestos exposure and VA benefits the may be available if you have a related illness. If you are a Veteran and you served in any of the following occupations you may have been exposed to asbestos: mining milling shipyard work insulation work demolition of …

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Findings on Statin Drugs and Cancer

In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association(JAMA), Thomas B. Newman, M.D., MPH, and co-workers show that all cholesterol-lowering drugs, both the early drugs known as fibrates (Clofibrate, Gemfibrozil) and the newer drugs known as statins (Lipitor, Pravachol, Zocor), caused cancer in rodents at the equivalent doses used by humans. Researchers …

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VA Disability Compensation

VA Disability Compensation

Understanding VA Disability Compensation The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will pay monthly Veterans Disability Compensation to Veterans who have a service-connected disability.  Veterans who received their discharge under circumstances other than honorable are eligible. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs describes Disability Compensation: The VA Disability Compensation is a tax-free monetary benefit paid …

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VA Appeals for Respiratory Cancers

VA Appeals For Respiratory Cancers

VA Appeals For Respiratory Cancers And Agent Orange This article explains about VA Appeals for respiratory cancers caused by agent orange.  Respiratory Cancers include cancers of the lung, larynx, trachea, and bronchus. Depending on the location of the cancer, symptoms can vary. Lung cancer—a new cough or cough that doesn’t go away, coughing blood, shortness …

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