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World War II – Radiation Exposure

Exposure to radiation was common during this war period and into the 1950s due to the extensive experimentation and nuclear testing of the Atomic Bomb. The following conditions have been identified as service-connected by the Veterans Administration:

  • Cancer:
    • Bile ducts
    • Bone
    • Brain
    • Breast
    • Colon
    • Esophagus
    • Gall bladder
    • Lung
    • Ovary
    • Pancreas
    • Pharynx
    • Primary Liver (except if cirrhosis or hepatitis B is indicated)
    • Salivary gland
    • Small intestine
    • Stomach
    • Thyroid
    • Urinary tract
    • Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma
    • Leukemia: all forms except chronic lymphocytic leukemia
    • Lymphomas (other than Hodgkin’s disease)
    • Multiple Myeloma

Apply for Benefits with an Alpha Advocate – Vets Helping Vets

If you do not receive a fully favorable decision from the VA, or you disagree with the percentage given to your disability, we can help you appeal for more.

It can take months, in many cases, years, for the VA to grant benefits. If you think you have a service-connected disability, or need help to prove that you do, the Alpha team is ready to help you.

Contact us to get started on your claim.

Note: All representation coordinated by Alpha is provided by our employees, the Advocates, who are accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). No private organization that trains and employs accredited agents has been legally recognized by the VA for the purposes of preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims. This work must be done by the Advocates themselves and not organizations.