I just read this the other day (hadn't been aware of it before) and I thought it might be news to some other folks as well:
Based on the Agent Orange Act of 1991, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has determined that a positive association exists between exposure to herbicides and the subsequent development of adenocarcinoma of the prostate. Manifestation of prostate cancer in veterans who served in Vietnam between January 9, 1962 and May 5, 1975 is considered a service-related disability for which they should be compensated. A veteran qualifies no matter when this disease appears following a tour in Vietnam.
Husband: Age 58
Gleason: 6 (3+3)
Biopsy: 12 samples, Adenocarcinoma involving 3 cores, right side only (95%, 90%, 30%, discontinuously)
Pre-op prostate study - November 13
Brachytherapy - December 12, 2007
CT Scan - January 11, 2008
So far, so good!