Both women and men who spent time at Camp Lejeune during the last century, while the drinking water was toxic, can develop breast cancer. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry found a hastened onset of male breast cancer among veterans who lived at this military base compared to other installations. Exposure to the following solvents has a strong connection with breast cancer in people who spent time at the military base:
The striking prevalence of male breast cancer in Camp Lejeune veterans was first reported in 2009. Researchers assessed the health of 444 men born before 1969 who served in the U.S. Marine Corps and who had been treated for various cancers at VA healthcare facilities. Of the participants, 71 had breast cancer, and 30 of those had been stationed at Camp Lejeune. The findings suggested a potential association between male breast cancer, being stationed at this military base, and exposure to perchloroethylene, 1,2-dichloroethylene, and vinyl chloride.
If you lived at Camp Lejeune as a male veteran or as a male family member and worry that you might have developed breast cancer, these are the symptoms you should look out for and for which you should seek medical attention immediately:
Finally, a study examined the association between exposure to solvents in occupational settings and breast cancer in a cohort of 47,661 women. Benzene and vinyl chloride, which were lurking in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune, were shown to cause mammary tumors in mice. Solvents can accumulate in the adipose tissue of the breast, where they are stored and excreted into the parenchyma, the functional tissue of the organ. If present in the parenchyma for a long time, solvents or their metabolites can initiate carcinogenesis, the onset of cancer. If you struggle with breast cancer as a result of having lived at Camp Lejeune, either as a woman or man, we encourage you to contact us, as you might be eligible to file a claim.
With over 35 years of experience in evaluating toxic exposure and personal injury claims, our team of professionals is ready to offer you the assistance you need if you are a Camp Lejeune water contamination victim and suffer from breast cancer. The only documents we will need to assess your case and determine your eligibility are your military records, which you must retrieve, or proof of your stay at the military base, and your medical records. Because we are well aware of how overwhelming struggling with cancer can be, the process will entail minimal involvement on your part. If we find out that you are entitled to compensation, we will promptly direct you to a reliable, top-notch attorney to have your claim filed.
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