Is there a link between Camp Lejeune water contamination and prostate cancer?

There might be a significant association between exposure to toxic water at Camp Lejeune and prostate cancer in veterans. More specifically, exposure to the chemical PFOA was found to contribute to the development and progression of prostate cancer. Benzene exposure might also be a risk factor for prostate cancer, as it doubles the chances of developing the disease.

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Trichloroethylene exposure is associated with excess incidences of prostate cancer

Exposure to the dangerous concoction of chemicals that lurked in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 might cause prostate cancer. Trichloroethylene is one of the solvents that were present in the water of the military base during the last century, and a study found a significant association between exposure to it and prostate cancer in workers. However, this can be compared to the situation of service members who spent time at Camp Lejeune, as they would regularly drink tainted water and also cook with it.

A recent study reveals that exposure to PFAS and a high-fat diet increases prostate cancer risk in mice. The researchers injected mice with prostate cancer cells and subsequently began administering PFOS. After two days, they found that the tumor-forming prostate cells exposed to the substance grew at triple the rate of those not exposed to the chemical. It is worthy of note that the fastest tumor growth rate occurred in mice exposed to a combination of this chemical and a high-fat diet. PFAS were also present in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune after 1967.

We can efficiently help you file a Camp Lejeune toxic water claim if you have prostate cancer

With over 30 years of experience in pursuing toxic exposure cases, our attorneys will gladly help you determine whether you are eligible to file a Camp Lejeune toxic water claim. The legal process is simple and fast, taking place over the phone. We will only need your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records. If you are a veteran who spent time at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, and have prostate cancer, you might be entitled to financial compensation.

If you are too ill to participate in the legal process, a family member can help you, as we understand how difficult it can be to struggle with prostate cancer. Moreover, our compassionate legal team will ease the process for you as much as possible by taking care of the most complex aspects of it on your behalf. Our resourceful attorneys will do all in their power to obtain the most favorable outcome for your case if you qualify for compensation.

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