Agent Orange Pancreatic cancer

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Agent Orange Pancreatic cancer

by brat70 on Mon Jun 09, 2014 05:44 PM

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My father U.S. Special Forces 1956-1977 within six years (1984) of his retirement he was dead. This is not about money and about Honor and dignity for the people who served in Vietnam . Thanks for being  exeptional counterinsurgency/PSYOP Jungle warfare fighter....heres a pretty flame  .By the way we dropped 2 million gallons of poision on you too.  your Vietnam Veteran  is in my prayers , I believe in this country and the people here . If you see this and you are sick or your loved one is please remember there are people who will fight for you now. My father was a great man , I will not let anger or hate drive me but justice will.

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by jburkh168 on Sun Jan 03, 2016 04:54 AM

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My husband, a Viet Nam vet with agent orange exposure has stage 3 pancreatic cancer.  We are told his diabetes is related to agent orange but his pancreatic cancer is not therefore it is not service connected.  We believe it is service connected.  Do you have any advice on how to get validation for the service connection for his pancreatic cancer?  

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by Julie2015 on Fri Jan 08, 2016 07:48 PM

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My husband who died last year from pancreatic cancer after 3 weeks of diagnosis was also told pancreatic cancer is not  related to agent orange.  He was in Viet Nam 1964 - 1967.  I also beleve his pc is related to agent orange .... so sad that all these posions were used in Viet Nam and our country is not taking any responsibility for the illness our loved ones have suffered serving their country.  Until they finally say that PC is related to agent orange I do not know if there is anything we can do :(

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by jburkh168 on Fri Jan 08, 2016 08:52 PM

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Did your husband have diabetes?  Diabetes is a presumptive agent orange disease and increases the risk of pancreatic cancer.  I have found a couple of va decisions that provided disability benefits to widows or veterans for pancreatic cancer that was contributed to their diabetes.  We are in the process of trying to establish that link for my husband but it is a steep hill to climb.  There appears to be no one launching a united effort to research the connection between agent orange & pancreatic cancernor attempting to get it added to the presumptive disease list.  I believe most of these veterans are just now reaching the age for this horrible cancer to appear and the VA seems to have researched it years ago before ut started to reveal itself and the incidences while higher were not high enough to get it put in the presunptive disease list.  

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