colon cancer and vietnam vets

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RE: colon cancer and vietnam vets

by Shi71084 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:49 PM

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Yes, it was a long hard fight.  There must be an equal balance between the positive and negative.  I researched and dug and dug until I thought my eyes would pop out.  My husband died in 2001 and I applied then and was denied.  I reopened the case in 2004 and was denied again not matter what evidence I sent in. 

About 2-3 years ago I got a letter in the mail that my case had been remanded and was going to be looked at again.  Well, I got busy and I put in many hours of research.  I found two affadavits that had been signed by scientists had signed stating that A.O. did cause colon cancer.  I also found an affadavit where a General that the VA had gotten to research and submit a report to them on A.O. and cancer.  In his report, he added colon cancer.  I found where the herbicide broke down the immune system of the human body.  I bombarded the Appeal Board with all this and more.

Colon cancer has been moved from the category of no association to not enough evidence to prove or disprove that A.O. causes colon cancer.  And VA themselves state, that, when there they can't prove or disprove they always award the benefit.  I also sent that, (their own statement) in to them also. 

Your must have enough evidence to create an equal balance between positive and negative for VA to award your claim. I had found several claims on the internet that had been awarded for colon cancer and sent those in too. 

I so hope this helps you.  I am going to copy and paste this to others that have wrote me. 

Keep fighting!!

RE: colon cancer and vietnam vets

by Shi71084 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:51 PM

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It was a long hard fight.  There must be an equal balance between the positive and negative.  I researched and dug and dug until I thought my eyes would pop out.  My husband died in 2001 and I applied then and was denied.  I reopened the case in 2004 and was denied again not matter what evidence I sent in. 

About 2-3 years ago I got a letter in the mail that my case had been remanded and was going to be looked at again.  Well, I got busy and I put in many hours of research.  I found two affadavits that had been signed by scientists had signed stating that A.O. did cause colon cancer.  I also found an affadavit where a General that the VA had gotten to research and submit a report to them on A.O. and cancer.  In his report, he added colon cancer.  I found where the herbicide broke down the immune system of the human body.  I bombarded the Appeal Board with all this and more.

Colon cancer has been moved from the category of no association to not enough evidence to prove or disprove that A.O. causes colon cancer.  And VA themselves state, that, when there they can't prove or disprove they always award the benefit.  I also sent that, (their own statement) in to them also. 

Your must have enough evidence to create an equal balance between positive and negative for VA to award your claim. I had found several claims on the internet that had been awarded for colon cancer and sent those in too. 

I so hope this helps you.  I am going to copy and paste this to others that have wrote me. 

Keep fighting!!

RE: colon cancer and vietnam vets

by Shi71084 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:52 PM

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It was a long hard fight.  There must be an equal balance between the positive and negative.  I researched and dug and dug until I thought my eyes would pop out.  My husband died in 2001 and I applied then and was denied.  I reopened the case in 2004 and was denied again not matter what evidence I sent in. 

About 2-3 years ago I got a letter in the mail that my case had been remanded and was going to be looked at again.  Well, I got busy and I put in many hours of research.  I found two affadavits that had been signed by scientists had signed stating that A.O. did cause colon cancer.  I also found an affadavit where a General that the VA had gotten to research and submit a report to them on A.O. and cancer.  In his report, he added colon cancer.  I found where the herbicide broke down the immune system of the human body.  I bombarded the Appeal Board with all this and more.

Colon cancer has been moved from the category of no association to not enough evidence to prove or disprove that A.O. causes colon cancer.  And VA themselves state, that, when there they can't prove or disprove they always award the benefit.  I also sent that, (their own statement) in to them also. 

Your must have enough evidence to create an equal balance between positive and negative for VA to award your claim. I had found several claims on the internet that had been awarded for colon cancer and sent those in too. 

I so hope this helps you.  I am going to copy and paste this to others that have wrote me. 

Keep fighting!!

RE: colon cancer and vietnam vets

by Shi71084 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:56 PM

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Yes, it was a long hard fight.  There must be an equal balance between the positive and negative.  I researched and dug and dug until I thought my eyes would pop out.  My husband died in 2001 and I applied then and was denied.  I reopened the case in 2004 and was denied again not matter what evidence I sent in. 

About 2-3 years ago I got a letter in the mail that my case had been remanded and was going to be looked at again.  Well, I got busy and I put in many hours of research.  I found two affadavits that had been signed by scientists had signed stating that A.O. did cause colon cancer.  I also found an affadavit where a General that the VA had gotten to research and submit a report to them on A.O. and cancer.  In his report, he added colon cancer.  I found where the herbicide broke down the immune system of the human body.  I bombarded the Appeal Board with all this and more.

Colon cancer has been moved from the category of no association to not enough evidence to prove or disprove that A.O. causes colon cancer.  And VA themselves state, that, when there they can't prove or disprove they always award the benefit.  I also sent that, (their own statement) in to them also. 

Your must have enough evidence to create an equal balance between positive and negative for VA to award your claim. I had found several claims on the internet that had been awarded for colon cancer and sent those in too. 

I so hope this helps you.  I am going to copy and paste this to others that have wrote me. 

Keep fighting!!

RE: colon cancer and vietnam vets

by Larrybrown on Thu Jan 31, 2013 05:09 AM

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Hi,

 I am really happy you were successful! It was a long hard frustrating fight for you i'm sureThank you for this information. However, as for making it a sticky, I do not see a reason for doing that. To my knowledge, this is the first time anyone has talked about vietam vets and its impact on health. 

 Keep posting..

 

RE: colon cancer and vietnam vets

by Shi71084 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:00 PM

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Well, Larry, V.N. Vets were not treated right.  My brother was also a V.N. Vet who volunteered for V.N. He had flashbacks, nightmares, thoughts of that war everyday of his life, severe PTSD.  Well, V.N. killed him, he just didn't die over there.  In March, he put a gun in his mouth and killed himself! I found his body 12 to 36 hours later.  V.N. might as well nearly killed me too.  I've been the walking dead since  I found my brother, Robert, (Purple Heart).  Now, I have PTSD from what I saw when I found him.  I don't claim to have PTSD nearly like he had or any war veteran has, but at least, now I know some of what he fought in his mind every damn day he lived caused from that damn war!!!  I"ve cried, screamed, begged God to let me hear his voice, went to his grave during torrential rainfall on his birthday and buried two birthday cards at the head of his grave.  I've nearly lost my mind over his death.  V.N.? Yes, I've suffered greatly from it!!! 

Thanks for listening

RE: colon cancer and vietnam vets

by vongalloway on Fri Feb 01, 2013 05:24 AM

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I thank you for this I have vowed that I will fight until the day i die. I am going to keep searching to find this information. I will submit it to my vet rep and have it sent in. I know that if you can fight for 12 years I can too and longer of it takes that. Can you tell me what web sights that you went on to find this information or how you did it. I am willing to stay on the computer for everyday to make this work. Where did you find the affadavits. Please help. Thank you for the encouragement, it helps a hold lot. I am also going to take this information to my rep and have him look for evidence. Again thank you very much.

RE: colon cancer and vietnam vets

by vongalloway on Fri Feb 01, 2013 05:32 AM

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Larry if you think that V.N. veterans do not talk about their health and the way A O affected them you don't know them. They do but no one really wants to listen, like you they believe that the health problems they recieved from being in VN are all a joke. Well i was married to a VN vet and my brother is a vietnam vet and both suffered from severe PTSD and my husband got colon cancer. It is real and it was caused by AO. Please don't let your ignorance cloud your judgement of what they suffered and are suffering. It is real and i have seen it first hand. I also work at the VA and I see the affects the VN veterans have and believe you me it is sad that so many men of that era are sufferring so badly with all kinds of physical and mental problems because of Vietnam and people just want to ignore the evidence of what they see.

RE: colon cancer and vietnam vets

by vongalloway on Fri Feb 01, 2013 05:38 AM

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I am sorry about your brother. This is a problem that just keeps getting worse for Vietnam vets. They are making all kinds of efforts to help the veterans that have come back from iraq and afganistan but our vietnam vets i think they are lost. They were treated so badly when they came home by society and the VA that most of them don't trust the VA for help, especially the ones that have PTSD. Unfortuanately the Vietnam vet with PTSD has become a lost and I don't think they will ever get them back. I feel that my husband would have done the same thing if it wasn't for the cancer that killed him at 60 years of age. He suffered with it for 12 years and I think he just felt like he could not go on with the cancer and the PTSD.

RE: colon cancer and vietnam vets

by Shi71084 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 06:32 AM

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Thank you!  I am sorry about your husband. I think, too, that our V.N. Vets are lost.  Hope you are well and taking care of yourself.  I will check back often. 

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