If you are a veteran who served in Vietnam and have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, this is to let you know that the Veterans Administation (VA) ruled that you may be eligible for compensation. According to the "Agent Orange Review", Vol. 16, No. 1, May 2000, published by the VA:
"Under the law, veterans who served in Vietnam between 1962 and 1975 (including those who visited Vietnam even briefly or served in the waters just offshore), and who have a disease that VA recognizes as being assoicated with Agent Orange (note: prostate cancer is one), are presumed to have been exposed to Agent Orange. These veterans are eligible for service-connected compensation based on their service..."
I submitted my claim a year ago and it is still being processed. There is a LOT of red tape, but don't give up. One word of advice - contact a service organization like VFW or American Legion. These organizations have service officers who assist veterans in this (and you do not have to be a member of the organization). DON'T GIVE UP - you are entitled to this compensation for serving your country in Vietnam and ending up with prostate cancer.