Prostate Cancer Information for Veterans

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AgentOrange–Military veterans who have been exposed to Agent Orange or other
herbicides in the Vietnam or Korean wars have a greater risk of
developing prostate cancer and are more likely to have an aggressive
form of the disease.

In an effort to recognize Veterans Day with support and education for
veterans, a new web page is available at: www.ustoo.org/military-veterans
from Us TOO International, a non-profit that provides educational
resources and support services to the prostate cancer community at no
charge. The web page features information on prostate cancer testing,
treatment, and management of side effects. Resources for veterans
include financial assistance, insurance information, and prostate cancer
support groups where survivors and caregivers can connect with peers to
exchange information and advice.

“As veterans who served ‘in country’ in Vietnam, we were all exposed to
the toxic herbicide Agent Orange,” said Bob Wright, a prostate cancer
survivor and volunteer leader of the Us TOO prostate cancer support
group in Austin, Texas. “Many of us who came home may have developed a
very aggressive form of prostate cancer, which is now determined by the
Veterans Administration to be ‘service connected’ for disability
compensation. We are more likely to have a higher incidence of this
disease as well as a more aggressive form of it. Since we’re at greater
risk it’s important that we are diagnosed early, evaluated competently,
and cared for appropriately, whether it be in the VA or private sector.”

“We’re indebted to our military veterans for the sacrifice they’ve made
for this country,” noted Chuck Strand, CEO of Us TOO International. “And
we’re pleased to provide this important information to raise awareness
and education for Vietnam and Korean War veterans on their higher risk
of prostate cancer specific to Agent Orange exposure.”

The web page is made possible, in part, by sponsorship support from Janssen
Oncology
. Veterans are encouraged to opt-in to receive emails with
free information from Us TOO, including monthly newsletters and updates
with the latest information on prostate cancer. Opt-in at http://bit.ly/2aToTe3

About Us TOO International

In 1990, Us TOO was founded by—and continues to be governed by—people
directly affected by prostate cancer. Us TOO International is a
nonprofit that serves the prostate cancer community by providing
educational resources and support services at no charge. The mission of
Us TOO is to provide hope and improve the lives of those affected by
prostate cancer through support, education and advocacy. Find
information on Us TOO support groups and resources at www.ustoo.org or
call 800-808-7866.

Contacts

Us TOO International
Tim Mix
Communications
Manager

(630) 795-1002
timothym@ustoo.org