The Mesothelioma Veterans Center
was created to provide information and assistance to veterans regarding treatment, clinical trials, and VA benefits for veterans suffering from asbestos illnesses. The MVC was founded by retired Navy LCDR Carl Jewett. Commander Jewett is a VA-accredited claims agent and has helped hundreds of veterans get approved for their VA benefits after developing mesothelioma or asbestos related lung cancer from their asbestos exposure in the military.
DID YOU KNOW? Veterans run a high risk of developing mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos. As a group, they account for 30 percent of all diagnoses in the U.S. There are some branches of the military, like the Navy, that endured more exposure than others. Even so, all veterans should understand how they may have come into contact with asbestos during active duty.
Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military
applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire.
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Veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of active duty are entitled to benefits from the federal government. Did you know that veterans have a higher incidence of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases than the general population? In fact, veterans make up approximately 30 percent of ALL U.S. cases of mesothelioma.
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is a rare form of cancer that’s most often caused by asbestos exposure. It usually forms in the lungs
of those who have been exposed to this deadly toxin, but sometimes occurs in the abdominal area or the area around the heart.......
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The U.S. military used asbestos products for more than 40 years. If you’re a veteran and were exposed to this toxic dust, you may be entitled to federal benefits. Find out how to apply.
Each year, an estimated 3,300 people are diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, a rare but virulent type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Of those patients, nearly a third are veterans who were exposed to high levels of toxic dust and fibers while serving on military bases and working on ships or in shipyards.
Asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral, has been prized across the world for centuries due to its durability and heat resistance. With the rise of World War I, the need for it grew, and the fibrous mineral was incorporated into textiles, insulation, and building materials for the military. Today, the negative effects of asbestos are better known, and veterans are one of the groups most susceptible to developing mesothelioma.