Cancer Exposure at Camp Lejeune

Dept of NavyWere you, or someone you know, stationed at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, in North Carolina, between August 1, 1952 and December 31, 1987?

If yes, you may be eligible for health benefits if you served on active duty or resided at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more during that time period, due to exposure to contaminated drinking water. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has acknowledged that exposure to Camp Lejeune’s contaminated drinking water increases your risk for cancer and other medical conditions:

• Bladder cancer
• Breast cancer
• Esophageal cancer
• Female infertility
• Hepatic steatosis
• Kidney cancer
• Leukemia
• Lung cancer
• Miscarriage
• Multiple myeloma
• Myelodysplastic syndromes
• Neurobehavioral effects
• Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
• Renal toxicity
• Scleroderma

An estimated 900,000 active duty and reserve personnel were assigned to Camp Lejeune during the time the water was contaminated.

For more information, visit: http://benefits.va.gov/compensation/claims-postservice-exposures-camp_lejeune_water.asp and www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/camp-lejeune.

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