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How the VA is failing to track veterans burn pit claims
Just 10,588 burn-pit claims have been filed since Sept. 11, 2001, Veterans Affairs said in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from a veterans advocacy group
A survivor of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and cancer just became an Air Force major—from her porch
"I didn’t get here on my own. I got here on the backs of other women in service before me."
More than half of veteran military pilots in recent survey reported at least one cancer diagnosis
Of the 500 respondents who disclosed at least one cancer, “13% of them disclosed multiple cancers"
VA to study cancers, illnesses tied to military deployment to toxic Uzbek base
Hundreds of cancers were reported by special operations and conventional forces who served at Karshi-Khanabad between 2001 and 2005.
The Air Force is officially investigating whether fighter pilots have higher rates of cancer
Some former pilots suspect that cockpit radiation generated by powerful radars may be linked to their cancers.
Congressman who served at toxic ‘black goo’ military base in Uzbekistan reveals his fight with cancer
A member of Congress at a hearing about a toxic base in Uzbekistan used by the U.S. military shortly after 9/11 revealed on Thursday that he was also deployed there and has been diagnosed with two cancers.
An indicted Ukrainian businessman was poised to partner with the VA on medical marijuana research
A company led by Andrey Kukushkin has been talking to the federal Department of Veterans Affairs about a five-year medical-marijuana research agreement to study treatment for cancers.
Toxic ‘black goo’ base used by US had enriched uranium. More veterans report cancer
Despite the contamination, about 7,000 U.S. forces were deployed there after the 9/11 attacks, from October 2001 to 2005, until Uzbekistan withdrew permission for the United States to use the base.
If jet radars don’t raise cancer risk, why did the Navy coat some cockpits in gold?
Former Navy and Air Force pilots or their surviving spouses have expressed to McClatchy their concerns about the high number of prostate, brain, blood and other types of cancers affecting their community, and some have wondered whether radars on military aircraft might have been a factor.
The White House is slow-walking a multimillion dollar federal investigation of toxic chemicals found in military base drinking water
The clock is ticking, because the study results will be thrown off as the chemical blood level in participants decreases over time.
VA to take lead on fighting potential military service-linked cancer, Esper says
The Department of Veterans Affairs will take the lead on improving access to medical care for military members exposed to potentially cancer-causing compounds during their service, Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters Wednesday
‘We are dropping like flies’ — Former fighter pilots are pushing the Pentagon for earlier cancer screenings
Former Air Force and Navy fighter pilots are calling on the military to begin cancer screenings for aviators as young as 30 because of an increase in deaths from the disease that they suspect may be tied to radiation emitted in the cockpit
The Air Force is investigating whether fighter pilots are at increased risk of prostate cancer
The Air Force has begun to look at whether there's increased risk for prostate cancer among its fighter pilots. A new investigation by McClatchy shows just how serious the problem may be
Badass Female Pilots Team Up To Take On Cancer
Six years ago, 31-year-old Swedish pilot Emelie Bonin was given the kind of devastating news that every human being dreads....
Million Veteran Program Research Will Change The Way We Study Troops’ Health
A quick and easy blood donation can help pave the way to better healthcare for veterans — and also provide...