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Vietnam Veteran Discusses Agent Orange Exposure and Bladder Cancer


In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, a cancer survivor who served in the Vietnam War shares the story of his Agent Orange exposure and bladder cancer.

James R. Scott served in the army during the Vietnam War and was consequently exposed to the Agent Orange. He was later diagnosed with bladder cancer, which was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a potential effect of being exposed to the chemical.

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, Scott shares his story and reacts to the VA’s update.

“Had I not had good insurance, you know, Lord only knows where I would be today,” said Scott. “And that's the thing that hurts, because there are so many people out there – so many former military people – who do not have good insurance, (and) they possibly did not get any treatment. They may have just died.”

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