VA to Propose Adding Rare Cancers to Presumed Condition List

The Department of Veterans Affairs (otherwise known as the VA) has announced that it will be proposing a list of rare cancers to be added to the list of presumed service-connected disabilities. The proposal comes after a public outcry to deal with certain rare medical conditions that disproportionately affect U.S. military veterans, which are attributed to exposure to carcinogenic toxins while in the service. Adding these conditions to the presumed condition list  could help many veterans obtain disability benefits they need to help care for themselves while being treated for these rare and potentially deadly cancers.

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