Testicular cancer - PFAS exposure claims

Testicular cancer - PFAS exposure claims video

As the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men between 15 and 35, testicular cancer is usually caused by a family history of the disease or infertility, but it can also stem from toxic exposure, which is the case of many veterans who were stationed on polluted military bases. There are over 700 military bases with a history of PFAS contamination nationwide, and exposure to some of these chemicals has a strong link to testicular cancer. However, military firefighters have the highest risk of developing it since they work with PFAS firsthand when using the fire suppressant AFFF. In fact, military firefighters are twice as likely to come to struggle with the disease than civilians. If you are a veteran who spent a significant time on one or more military bases and have a testicular cancer diagnosis, do not hesitate to contact our experienced attorneys, as you might be entitled to compensation.

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Exposure to PFOA significantly increases testicular cancer risk

Testicular cancer

Testicular cancer occurs when cells multiply faster than usual, eventually forming a tumor. Still, it is unknown what causes cells to behave this way, but there are several risk factors for testicular cancer, such as toxic exposure.

Because the fire suppressant AFFF sometimes contains up to 98% PFAS, over 5% of military firefighters are at high risk of developing testicular cancer.

Nevertheless, since these chemicals persist in the environment for thousands of years, everyone who lived at a contaminated military base is more likely to be diagnosed with this disease.

The following are the symptoms of testicular cancer male veterans should look out for:

  • a lump in either testicle
  • a feeling of heaviness in the scrotum
  • discomfort in a testicle or the scrotum
  • a dull ache in the lower abdomen or groin
  • sudden swelling in the scrotum
  • enlargement of the breast tissue

The chemical PFOA is usually associated with high testicular cancer risk. According to a study from the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, the average relative increase in cancer risk per 10ng/mL increase in serum PFOA is 3% for testicular cancer. Nonetheless, a definitive association could not be established since there are not many studies on PFAS exposure and testicular cancer. Finally, the researchers in a study from Cancer Causes & Control observed a significant exposure-response trend for aliphatic and alicyclic solvents, pesticides, and organic solvents. All of these chemicals have lurked on numerous military bases during the last century. The researchers found a connection between exposure to these toxic agents and seminoma, the most common testicular cancer type.

If you were stationed at a contaminated military base for at least one cumulative year and developed testicular cancer, you might be entitled to compensation. The family members of veterans who lived at a military base might also be eligible to file a claim if they have the disease. Testicular cancer has a latency of 15 years when the cause is PFAS exposure, but it can be shorter for aggressive cancer types.

Our skilled attorneys can help you file a toxic exposure claim for testicular cancer

For over 30 years, our attorneys have been pursuing financial compensation for toxic exposure victims, having assisted thousands of veterans. If you were stationed at a contaminated military base and now struggle with testicular cancer, we advise you to get in touch with us, as you might be eligible to file a toxic exposure claim. To initiate the legal process, all you have to do is send our legal team your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records. We will need these documents to review your case.

If we deem you eligible to file a toxic exposure claim, our resourceful legal team will promptly begin working on it with minimal involvement on your part, so you will be able to focus on your health and treatment. Because we know how overwhelming having cancer can be, if you are too ill to participate in the process, a family member can help you navigate it. It is important to note that our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to pay anything out of pocket unless we obtain money for you.