Resources for Veterans

Resources for Veterans

2022 Update on Veterans and Bladder Cancer

Read BCAN patient-advocate Jim Scott’s interview with the American Homefront Project, “More Vietnam vets now qualify for disability benefits, but it may be years before they see the money.”

Webinar presented with Drs. Stephen Williams from University of Texas Medical Branch, Jennifer Taylor from Baylor College of Medicine and ME DeBakey VAMC, and Josh Meeks from Northwestern University and Jesse Brown Medical Center.

Bladder Cancer and the Brave: Risks for Veterans and First Responders

Webinar presented by Dr. Richard Clapp and Dr. Matthew Mossanen from the Boston University School of Public Health, and from Brigham Women’s Hospital.

Veterans and Agent Orange

On March 10, 2016, the Institute of Medicine released a comprehensive evaluation of scientific and medical information regarding possible health effects of exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used in Vietnam. Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2014 changed the categories of association with exposure to the herbicides sprayed in Vietnam for three health effects.  Bladder cancer was moved from “inadequate or insufficient” evidence of association up to “limited or suggestive” evidence of association.

To learn more and to download a free PDF copy of the whole report, please click here.

To see the report on the Incidence of Veterans with Bladder Cancer article, click here.

Camp Lejeune: Past Water Contamination

Between 1957 and 1987, people serving or living at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, were potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals. This chemical exposure may have led to adverse health conditions. The Veterans Administration released this information sheet in July 2015. To read the Camp Lejeune Past Water Contamination page, click here.

To read the Institute of Medicine: VA Clinical Guidance for the Health Conditions Identified by the Camp Lejeune Legislation (2015) full report, click here.

Veterans Webinar

Part I: Medical Breakdown of Veterans with Bladder Cancer

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Part II: Common Psychosocial Issues of Veterans with Bladder Cancer

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Part III: Navigating the VA System for Veterans

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Part IV: Question & Answer Session

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Interested in being part of Veteran’s health research? The Office of Veteran’s Affairs has educational materials for Veterans who may be asked to take part in a VA research study. These materials provide basic information about VA research and summarize Veterans’ rights and welfare. Click here to access that information.