Exclusive: Veterans want answers as new data shows rise in cancers over two decades of war
from McClatchy DC
Veterans saw a spike in urinary, prostate, liver and blood cancers during nearly two decades of war, and some military families now question whether their exposure to toxic environments is to blame, according to a McClatchy investigation. Many veterans struggle to get their illnesses treated by the VA, said former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin. "If you're one of our vets who is suffering, we need to get into the fight for you now," said Jon Stewart, who recently advocated for continued funding for 9/11 first responders. The former late night comedy show host has now joined forces with the veterans advocacy group Burnpits360.
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