pancreatic cancer in Viet Nam Vet

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RE: pancreatic cancer in Viet Nam Vet

by jburkh168 on Sun Jan 03, 2016 05:00 AM

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My husband is also a Viet Nam Vet and recently underwent Whipple Surgery for Stage III Pancreatic Cancer.  We also are serching for other veterans who are experiencing this cancer.  Does anyone know of a unified effort to get this identified as a presumptive agent orange disease?

RE: pancreatic cancer in Viet Nam Vet

by leoandsk on Sun Jan 17, 2016 01:45 AM

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new to your site but wanted you to know there is no group for pancreatic cancer in veterans. i have been fighting this battle for 2 years. my husband served 3 tours in vietnam .his cancer was discovered in jan of 2015 and in march he was gone. i contacted the local vfw and they have been great .filling out paper work and keeping me posted.my husband made me promise i would keep up the fight even though it was too late for him,maybe it would help another

 

RE: pancreatic cancer in Viet Nam Vet

by shannonchloe on Sun Jan 17, 2016 01:47 PM

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My father was a vietnam vet, one of the older ones, and he just passed from Pancreatic cancer last year at the age of 85

RE: pancreatic cancer in Viet Nam Vet

by pmaggie12 on Sun Feb 07, 2016 08:10 AM

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my husband was a viet nam vet. He got diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in Oct 2012. Passed away in June 2013. I am fighting for benefits. But using pancreatic cancer as secondary to type II diabetes. There are fellow viet nam vets that a re receiving benefits for pancreatic cancer. You have to prove exposure to AO and have a Dr. state that it is probable 50%  blame is from exposure to AO.

RE: pancreatic cancer in Viet Nam Vet

by brat70 on Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:51 AM

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On Jan 17, 2016 1:47 PM shannonchloe wrote:

My father was a vietnam vet, one of the older ones, and he just passed from Pancreatic cancer last year at the age of 85

do you believe it was Dioxin? Tell me what you know about your fathers service. it would be my Honor . Please take a moment to look at my facebook page. Godspeed

Victoria

RE: pancreatic cancer in Viet Nam Vet

by brat70 on Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:56 AM

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God bless you and your family. can you tell me more about your husbands service? Please find my facebook page and friend me ........Victoria Hayes A WALK WITH MY FATHER , Memoir of a Brat

Victoria

RE: pancreatic cancer in Viet Nam Vet

by brat70 on Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:58 AM

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God Bless you , please find ny facebook page  ......Victoria Hayes , A WALK WITH MY FATHER ,Memoir of a brat

RE: pancreatic cancer in Viet Nam Vet

by Julie2015 on Wed Mar 16, 2016 01:09 AM

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My husband was also in Viet Nam from 1966 - 1968.  I had him sign up for Agent Orange before he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and of course when he was diagnosed the VA said pancreatic cancer is not covered.  While he was alive I begged the VA to transfer him to the VA hospital, and was told that unless he could walk into the facility on his own - they would NOT take him.  He died 3 weeks after diagnosis, which I did not know he would die so fast.  The VA did nothing for my husband, nothing!  When I had thought he would be coming home I asked them for in home support, their reply was - the VA ran out of funds!  OMG...... My husband never took a penny from the VA, and put his life on the line for his country in Viet Nam.  The system needs to change.  Julie

RE: pancreatic cancer in Viet Nam Vet

by Julie2015 on Wed Mar 16, 2016 01:10 AM

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Let me know how it goes.  How do you prove exposure to AO?

RE: pancreatic cancer in Viet Nam Vet

by Brutas on Sun May 22, 2016 06:44 PM

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On Dec 31, 2008 12:00 AM cranfo wrote:

My husband has been diagnosed with pancratic cancer and is stage II-b.  He is recovering from a Whipple surgery and is doing well.  He will begin chemo in a few weeks.  

He was in A co.  1st Btl (mechanized) 25th Division stationed at Cu Chi Viet Nam  from Jan 67 to Jan 68.  I am looking for anyone who may have served with him that may be going through the same health problems. Of course pancreatic cancer is not one of the health issues covered under agent orange but we think it may have come from that or maybe linked to exposure to hepatitis B while in Viet Nam.

Thanks    

My husband just had Ampulla surgery 3 days ago. He was in Korat Thailand in 1964 and 1965 when they were clearing the base and setting up the radar units. He had to hold the  supposeable empty  barrels up against the tree to have the tops punchered off to put in a latrine to protect the radar unit.The stuff spilt all over him.

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