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Old Today, 07:56 AM
Location: Long Island
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The VA is conducting an extensive study on Veterans called the Million Veterans Program (MVP) and this was one of the findings although the research still requires further scrutiny. I was never aware that this was a possibility for those that drank from river water in Vietnam and Asia,

At least five of 50 Vietnam War combat veterans who participated in a Veterans Affairs study have tested positive for a waterborne parasite that’s rare beyond Asia, hides unseen in the body for decades and can cause a deadly form of liver cancer, according to interviews and documentation provided by participants in the study.

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Old Today, 10:35 AM
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Veterans who ate raw or undercooked freshwater fish during their service in Southeast Asia, such as Vietnam War Veterans, might have been infected. However, currently VA is not aware of any studies that show that bile duct cancer occurs more often in U.S. Vietnam War Veterans than in other groups of people.

Your health care provider uses medical history, physical examination, and may employ a variety of blood tests and medical imaging (Xrays, CT, MRI scans, and/or ultrasound) and consultation with specialists to diagnose bile duct cancer.

If you have abdominal complaints and ate raw or undercooked fish in Southeast Asia, you should tell your health care provider.

Contact your health care provider at your local VA Medical Center or your VA Environmental Health Coordinator to help answer questions about miliary exposures and health.
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I was tested 20+ years ago.

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