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Veteran Resources 
(Disclaimer: The WSC provides the link to resources that have been deemed useful to the Veteran and Veteran centric community without endorsement.)

Veterans Prostate Cancer Awareness and Zero – The End of Prostate Cancer. 

Veterans Prostate Cancer Awareness (VPCa) www.vetsprostate.org  and ZERO – the End of Prostate Cancer (ZERO) www.zerocancer.org are teaming up to address the startling prevalence of prostate cancer in the Veteran population. While the cause of this increase in cancer incidence is unknown its a theory that exposure to various occupational hazards are the culprit. The long term exposure to radar radiation, chemicals on the flight decks and flight lines, handling of depleted uranium, and combat stress are all suspects. As it will take decades to determine a “cause” it’s important to make all personnel aware of the importance of early and consistent screening for prostate cancer and other disease states. The mission of VPCa is to raise awareness of prostate cancer while helping educate the nations Veteran population about prostate cancer in general. ZERO is the leading patient advocacy organization in the US with an expertise unmatched in education and raising awareness about the disease. The new partnership is a natural combination of talents and resources focused on the... (Read more)

VVA Releases Massive Report On Foreign Entities
Targeting Veterans Online

Today Vietnam Veterans of America made public the results of a two-year investigation into foreign entities targeting servicemembers, veterans, and their families online. VVA’s 191-page document, posted at vva.org/trollreport, details how foreign trolls target the military and veterans community for the purposes of sowing discord in our democracy, perpetrating financial fraud, and spreading anti-American propaganda. The report also includes evidence of... (Read more).

Tomah VA Residential Combat PTSD Program-Tomah, Wisconsin

The Tomah VA Residential Combat PTSD Program staff sent information about the program that will benefit all Veterans dealing with PTSD and related PTSD issues in their lives.  Read more about the program, check out their videos including their virtual tour, and if you feel the urge contact information is available. 

Vietnam Veterans Liver Fluke Study

On May 7, 2019, Representative Lee Zeldin (NY) introduced H.R. 2568, the Vietnam Veterans Liver Fluke Cancer Study Act.

This bill would direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in consultation with the Director of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention of the Department of Health and Human Services, to conduct an epidemiological study on the prevalence of cholangiocarcinoma in veterans of the Vietnam era.  H.R. 2568 would require the Secretary to provide a report of the study within one year of completion.

Please click on Liver Fluke to get a message to your Congressman. 


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