Schumer calling on V.A. to aid veterans suffering from “Agent Orange”-borne cancer

Agent Orange

By Tanner Jubenville

A new effort is underway to help Vietnam War veterans who are suffering from brain cancer because of exposure to “Agent Orange.”

Glioblastoma is a form of brain cancer which many doctors and veterans say can be linked to the herbicide used during the Vietnam War. That’s the same cancer Vietnam veteran and Arizona Senator John McCain now suffers from.

Unfortunately for many Vietnam veterans, the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs doesn’t consider Glioblastoma to be a form of cancer related to “Agent Orange” exposure. But the VA has made exceptions in the past, allowing some veterans to prove the connection between exposure to the chemical and cancer in order to receive treatment.

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