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LTC Stephen F.
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Thank you my friend MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D. for posting the perspective from militarytimes.com Congress should increase access to prostate cancer care for veterans.


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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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Webinar: What Veterans Need to Know About Prostate Cancer and How to Get Care in Their Community
Veterans are a high-risk population for prostate cancer, with an incidence rate that is twice that of the general population. It is critical that we protect our protectors. Join this educational webinar and hear from a physician, VA representative, and an elected official about what you should know about your risk for this disease, and how to access prostate cancer screening and treatment within the Veterans Health Administration or through the Community Care Network.
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1LT Voyle Smith
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Unsure how Congress could get involved in detection and treatment of prostate cancer. My Dad died of that disease at the age of 72. I’m less than a month away from my eightieth birthday and my only cancer so far was a little Basel cell on my nose, 6mmx5mm; left a little divot when the doc cut it out, like a shallow sand wedge shot to the green. That was over 20 years ago and the divot has long since disappeared. I’m not a big fan of Congress getting involved in anything.
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MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
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I think the idea is to get VA and active duty military docs to establish an SOP for treating these poor bastards. I'm amazed that I haven't shown any signs of the disease yet. I'm 70, already have two Agent Orange presumptive conditions (ischemic heart disease and peripheral neuropathy) and a family history of prostate cancer in my brother, my dad, and both his brothers! Like you, my only run-in with cancer has been a squamous cell carcinoma on my right shoulder removed two years ago. . . .
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1LT Voyle Smith
1LT Voyle Smith
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I have the same presumptive AO conditions as you, plus Parkinson’s disease.MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
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GySgt Thomas Vick
GySgt Thomas Vick
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They definitely have screwed up a lot of things.
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MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
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1LT Voyle Smith Sorry to hear that.
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SSG Samuel Kermon
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Please, forgive me, I thought this was satire until I realized the author was being serious. I thought VA medical care covered ALL potential problem areas. Thought that was what the VA did.
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MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
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Well, apparently the VA and active duty docs have no SOP for treating this cancer.
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