• Anyone else who has prostate cancer, and previously served in the military, in South Viet Nam?

    Asked by MAGNUM1 on Thursday, October 6, 2011

    Anyone else who has prostate cancer, and previously served in the military, in South Viet Nam?

    I served in South Viet nam, and developed prostate cancer, and diabetes, many years later. Both of these conditions were the result of exposure to Agent Orange. It took me three years, but I eventually was awarded disability, from the Veteran's Administration. These two conditions, and some others, are accepted as Agent Orange origin. If you served in South Viet Nam, no matter where-or what branch of service, and developed serious medical conditions:
    I would recommend investigating VA disability options. The VA does NOT readily publicize
    these benefits. If you desire further information, or have questions, I would be glad to help.

    5 Answers from the Community

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    • toml's Avatar

      Hi Magnium, I too was stationed for 2 years in 3 bases in Southeast Asia that are on the hot list for agent orange. The aircraft that sprayed the stuff were parked near mne. I did call the VA, and start the process. I have the package sitting next to me to fill out. I also have a heart problem related to agent orange. For some reason I have not filed out the forms. I don't know why. Not sure if I have accepted the fact that this is happening.
      I went on Wensday for a Bone Scan, ow waiting on the resuls.
      Any help you can give me to exipidite this filling process would be helpful.

      about 5 years ago
    • Tanker66's Avatar

      Was in Nam 66.

      Don't think my cancer was agent Orange, but wanted to say. Your Thinking is right on. GooD View on Life.

      about 5 years ago
    • MantoMan's Avatar

      Hi Magnum,
      The VA considers anyone who was on the ground in S Vietnam as exposed to Agent Orange. I would find your nearest chapter of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and ask for assistance in filing for benefits. Make the DAV your advocate. There are so many frauds and phonies that one must document, by other than a DD-214, your presence in S Vietnam.

      over 4 years ago
    • Artofjana's Avatar

      The VA was instrumental in an early & quick diagnosis. However, getting appointments for quick treatment wasn't available. ...we went civilian for it. My hubby is In the beginning of treatment. Thank you for your service and shared information.

      about 4 years ago
    • JannD's Avatar

      My husband also is a Viet Nam vet. He received 100% service connected disability compensation. It took about four months. The VA is amazingly improved. They are working nard to get the word out. Every person working there asks if you were in country and if you applied for disability. Also, the care has been excellant.

      over 3 years ago

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