When a Veteran Receives a Cancer Diagnosis
A cancer diagnosis can change everything in a second. If you have been diagnosed, getting the right amount of support is critical to your success.
At The Rep For Vets, our highly qualified VA-accredited claims agents represent military veterans throughout the United States suffering from different types of cancer. Our claims agents focus on getting you the veterans disability compensation benefits you deserve, so that you and your family can make ends meet during a difficult time.
Examples of Common Cancer Diagnoses Among Veterans
Our claims agents handle veterans benefits claims related to cancer, including the types of cancer listed below:
- Lung cancer
- Breast cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Colon cancer
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Melanoma/skin cancer
- Throat cancer
Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange and Other Herbicides
If you are a veteran who served during the Vietnam era, there is a good chance that you were exposed to Agent Orange and other herbicides used in support of military operations. In fact, the VA will presume that you were exposed to Agent Orange if you ever set foot in Vietnam or served on a ship or vessel in one of Vietnam’s inland waterways.
Because Agent Orange was used so heavily during this time and because it has caused so many serious health problems for veterans, the government presumes that certain cancers are service-connected for Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange. These include prostate cancer, respiratory cancers, soft tissue sarcoma, multiple myeloma, chronic B-cell leukemias, Hodgkin’s disease and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
If you believe that your cancer is related to chemical exposure, do not hesitate to talk with one of our VA-accredited claims agents at The Rep For Vets® about your options. Consultations are free and confidential.
Veterans Exposed to Radiation
Thousands of military veterans have been exposed to radiation from atmospheric nuclear explosions and other activities conducted by the U.S. government or other sources. Asbestos, radon, radium and other radioactive materials have all been linked to cancer. If you participated in radiation-risk activities while on active duty or in training, the government presumes that certain illnesses are service-connected. These include cancer, genetic defects and other health problems commonly experienced by people exposed to radiation.
Many disabled vets turn to attorneys or advocates for assistance, but the best way to know if you can get disability benefits for service-connected cancer is to talk with one of our VA-accredited claims agents. Call (888) 573-7838 or complete the online contact form.