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What burn pit and other toxic exposure cancers are now presumptive?

The VA has added more than 20 burn pit and other toxic exposure presumptive conditions based on the PACT Act. This change expands benefits for Gulf War era and post-9/11 Veterans.

These cancers are now presumptive:

  • Brain cancer

  • Gastrointestinal cancer of any type

  • Glioblastoma

  • Head cancer of any type

  • Kidney cancer

  • Lymphatic cancer of any type

  • Lymphoma of any type

  • Melanoma

  • Neck cancer of any type

  • Pancreatic cancer

  • Reproductive cancer of any type

  • Respiratory (breathing-related) cancer of any type

Connecticut Feds, join us at the Newington Veterans Affairs hospital on 3/28 to learn more.

Please RSVP by emailing leonardo.nunes@va.gov by March 20, 2023.





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