As the most common malignant disease in veterans, prostate cancer occurs in 12,000 veterans every year. 1 in 8 men will receive a prostate cancer diagnosis during his lifetime, but the risk is higher for veterans, especially Camp Lejeune veterans, as they were exposed to toxic water during the last century, which is a major risk factor for this disease. Veterans who spent time at this military base have a 14% greater risk of developing prostate cancer.
Exposure to benzene, which lurked in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune, increases the likelihood of developing prostate cancer. Researchers found prostate cancer risk to be considerably high among men older than 25 at significant benzene exposure levels. Moreover, a positive association between prostate cancer and benzene and ethylbenzene exposure was observed. Further still, exposure to trichloroethylene, another solvent that was present in the water at Camp Lejeune, is associated with excess incidences of prostate cancer.
Veterans and family members who spent time at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 and now worry they might have developed prostate cancer should look out for the following symptoms, which might indicate the onset of this disease:
In the unfortunate event that you are a Camp Lejeune veteran or family member with a prostate cancer diagnosis, we advise you to get in touch with our expert team, which has the necessary experience, skills, resources, and knowledge to help you find out whether you are eligible to file a claim. Because we are well aware of how overwhelming struggling with cancer can be, we will go to great lengths to ease and simplify the process for you, which will mostly take place over the phone.
With over 35 years of experience in assessing toxic exposure and personal injury claims, we are ready to offer Camp Lejeune veterans and family members suffering from prostate cancer the assistance they need to determine whether they are entitled to financial compensation. To evaluate your case, we will only request your military records, which you must retrieve, or proof of your stay at the military base, and your medical records with your diagnosis. After a careful and thorough review, we will let you know if you can file a Camp Lejeune water contamination claim. Eligible individuals will be put in touch with a reliable, trustworthy attorney to have their claims filed.
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