PFOA exposure is linked to a higher risk of prostate cancer incidence and mortality
Prostate cancer is so prevalent that 1 in 8 men will receive this awful diagnosis during their lifetime.
It is worthy of note that 6 in 10 cases are diagnosed in men who are 65 or older, being quite rare in men under 40. Nevertheless, prostate cancer can occur at any age.
Another noteworthy aspect is that African-Americans are more likely to receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer than Caucasians. 1 man out of 41 will die of prostate cancer.
The following are the most common symptoms of prostate cancer:
- frequent urination
- weak or interrupted urine flow
- the urge to urinate frequently at night
- blood in the urine
- erectile dysfunction
- pain or burning during urination
The main source of PFAS on military bases is the employment of aqueous film-forming foam, also known as AFFF, by military firefighters and trainees to put out jet fuel and petroleum fires. Surprisingly, this fire suppressant was developed by the U.S. Navy along with the renowned 3M company in the early 1960s. However, it is highly dangerous, as once the PFAS it contains are released into the environment, they persist, since they are forever chemicals. Similarly, once they enter the human body, they remain there forever, being able to cause serious health problems, such as prostate cancer.
If you were stationed at a contaminated military base for at least one cumulative year and developed prostate cancer, you might be eligible to file a toxic exposure claim. The family members of veterans who lived at a military base and came to struggle with the disease might also be entitled to compensation. Prostate cancer has a latency of 15 years when it is caused by PFAS exposure, but it can be shorter for aggressive cancer types.
Under which names can prostate cancer appear on your medical records?
Unfortunately, male veterans are at great risk of developing prostate cancer if they were stationed on military bases contaminated with PFAS, as these chemicals are extremely toxic, and the body cannot eliminate them. You should be aware that prostate cancer may appear under a different name on your medical records, depending on the characteristics of the malignant cells in your prostate tumors. The following is a list of specific prostate cancer diagnoses:
- acinar adenocarcinoma
- ductal adenocarcinoma
- transitional cell prostate cancer
- squamous cell prostate cancer
If you received one of these diagnoses, you should give our law firm a call, as toxic exposure is what we specialize in, and our attorneys will help you file a claim to recover financial compensation for your suffering. Since we know very well that cancer patients need all the money available to get the most effective treatment, we will expedite your toxic exposure claim so that you can receive your compensation within the shortest time possible.