Another of my friends has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. It has been 3 years since I was diagnosed.
After reading alot about the issue, I am convinced that the primary reason more men are being diagnosed is improved testing. It is probable that in the past a lot of men have had prostate cancer without being diagnosed. The development and improvement of PSA tests has allowed much earlier detection.
Congress passed a law that requires the VA to presume that if anyone who served in Vietnam gets prostate cancer it was caused by Agent Orange. There are significant benefits that result from that presumption.
The reason I am posting this is many veterans are unaware of this law. I only learned about it from one of the doctors I consulted. I consulted with six different doctors and only one mentioned that I should notify the VA.
If you know someone who has prostate cancer and who served in Vietnam, you will do them a favor by referring them to this link: