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Veterans Facts

On November 11, we celebrate and honor all military personnel for their brave service to the United States. Veterans have a special place in American history. Here are a few interesting facts about Veterans and their urologic health.

19,209,704

military veterans in the United States, as of September 30, 2019

10%

of Veterans are women, as of September 30, 2019

#1

The Veterans Health Administration is the single largest integrated health care system in the United States

More than 9 million veterans receive care each year by the Veterans Health Administration

$100 million

Amount of money appropriated by the Department of Defense to support high-impact prostate cancer research for military veterans

200,000+

military Veterans are prostate cancer survivors.

1 in 9

American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. For Veterans, the risk increases to 1 in 5.

Prostate cancer is a common urologic cancer diagnosed in male Veterans

40%

Veterans who have smoked have a 40% greater chance of developing bladder cancer compared to Veterans who have never smoked. Smoking also increases your chance of developing kidney stones

688

clinical trials as of July 14, 2020 that were recruiting Veterans. You can learn more about clinical trials for Veterans by visiting clinicaltrials.gov

Learn more by listening to our podcast on Urotrauma with Dr. Mark Edney, or by reading our UrologyHealth extra┬«: Special Military Edition here

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