Squamas Cell Carcinoma and Agent Orange

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RE: Squamas Cell Carcinoma and Agent Orange

by rossmford on Thu Mar 27, 2014 02:17 AM

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On Jun 16, 2006 12:00 AM Debill1952 wrote:

Four years ago in July, I had my left tonsil removed along with many lymph nodes because of squamous cell carcinoma. Thanks to many prayers and to God in Heaven, I am doing very well. Had my last check up on June 8th, 2006 and everything looks just fine. Four years and doing GREAT! I am now looking for any veterans out there that may have had the same kind of cancer and were in Vietnam and have applied for compensation benefits from the Veterans Affairs Department. I have just applied, but my Service Officer said that I should expect to be denied the first time and then we'll put in an apeal. Has any one else received benefits from the VA for tonsillar cancer? And if so, can you give me any advice that might help me. I'd really be thankfull for any information that would help me in dealing with the VA on this subject.

i had this cancer at base of tounge its not on the list of cancer they pay for i have filed apeals and this one is my last one its my third one i will get to talk to a judge this time and my va rep says this will be the last one that they can help me with im writing Mrs Mary Bur-Paxton as in one of the post from another preson on this message board maybe if we do this it will help get it on the list

RE: Squamas Cell Carcinoma and Agent Orange

by jacqlyn46 on Thu Mar 27, 2014 04:50 AM

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My husband Les, had his entire left lower jaw removed and reconstructed with bone from his lower right leg.  His claim was denied, and we missed the time we had to appeal.  I am on a mission for all of you guys to get Cancer across the board with the VA.  If they can recognize some in relation to Agent Orange, then they need to recognize them all, especially since Cancer hits everyone differently, but mainly because no matter what the first name is....the last name is always CANCER.   You all should not have to fight to get your claims approved.  They want numbers!!!  Please contact your Senators and PLEASE keep in touch with me.  

Thank you sooooooo very much for your service and your continued sacrifices.

I'll continue the fight on behalf of my husband and all of you.

Respectfully,

Jacki Poland (Wife of Viet-Nam era Army Veteran Les Poland)

RE: Squamas Cell Carcinoma and Agent Orange

by Slowlane on Mon Mar 31, 2014 04:06 AM

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The VA is like crime.............They don't pay!!!!!!!!!!!!

RE: Squamas Cell Carcinoma and Agent Orange

by dusty49 on Mon Apr 07, 2014 09:59 PM

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My name is terry, i'am vietnam vet and 19 years ago i had the same cancer on the same toncil. And had nineteen lumpnods removed lost all my teeth, and have had many many passed and recent appointments to the va hospitals and clinics for diffrent procedures. And yes i have also tried and continue see if may have been caused by agent orange. And i never smoked. Hope you continue to do well.  Take care

RE: Squamas Cell Carcinoma and Agent Orange

by jacqlyn46 on Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:32 PM

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Terry,

If you only knew how badly I hate AO and Squamous Cell Carcinoma CANCER!!!!    I write letters to our Senator, Mrs. Bidin, the First Lady, Sec. Shinsecki (?), and get no replies...that is except from Senator Tester's staff.   They say the VA needs numbers.   I hate the thing that is in place now that is seeminly keeping me from finding out how many Vietnam Era Veterans have filed claims against AO and have this cancer.  

At times I feel like just throwing in the towel because I feel like Don Quiote, but then I'll get a note from one of you and it's like someone fanned the flame.

I won't quit.   I'll keep writing letters and e-mails, but I need you to contact your local Senator(s) too.

Please keep in touch.  Oh, may I ask where you are located?  Just like to know where my husbands "brothers" are at these days.   We live in a little town called Lambert, MT.  It's almost at the North Dakota border.  Northeastern Montana.  Love it.  Cattle and oil fields and space.  My husband Les is a ranch hand.   Take care.

Love and Hugs to you and yours.

Jacki

RE: Squamas Cell Carcinoma and Agent Orange

by dusty49 on Tue Apr 08, 2014 05:30 AM

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We live in vancouver, wa. ......  And I also have been trying for along time. To get the v.a. to listen. I've been turned down three times. But I will continue to fight.  Thanks for not giving up. ....for your husbands sake, and other vets. Stay in touch. Bye for now......terry  always a (marine)......

RE: Squamas Cell Carcinoma and Agent Orange

by rossmford on Tue Apr 08, 2014 05:33 AM

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Hi i live in oregon near a little town name dallas and falls city i served 69-70 was with the rome plows 984th eng. i try to get everyone that was in vietnam that has a cancer to file ive filed many times and just now getting to go in front of a judge get doctors to write letters saying they think the cancer could have been caused by agent orange and why

RE: Squamas Cell Carcinoma and Agent Orange

by Slowlane on Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:44 PM

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Never give up.  The VA has a duty to assist you but they prove that they are your enemy when they deny your claims and refuse to provide any help.

Now that you know that they are the enemy you know you should be more careful when dealing with them.

They have put me on the "Hamster Wheel" where you do nothing but wait until you die.  But I am not near through with them yet.

If you were in Vietnam and you got cancer it was because of Agent Orange. 

Key wording is "at least as likely as not".

RE: Squamas Cell Carcinoma and Agent Orange

by dusty49 on Tue Apr 08, 2014 02:56 PM

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Thanks for the info....I have been trying for awhile. I have already went in front of a judge to no avail....and yes for my familys sake I won't give up. Take care brother.

RE: Squamas Cell Carcinoma and Agent Orange

by cardslyes on Fri Apr 25, 2014 05:11 PM

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I was a pole lineman in RVN in 67 and 68 and they would spray AO in areas where our poles and lines were to keep the foliage dead around them. Long story short I have been battling Squamous cell skin cancer for over 30 years and have had numerous surgeries and skin grafts. But the VA says their is no connection with my condition and AO. Keep the faith Brothers and Sisters and welcome home from Louisville Ky
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