renal cell cancer in connection witrh agent orange

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renal cell cancer in connection witrh agent orange

by hupkovich on Wed Jun 11, 2014 02:10 AM

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I am a vietnam vet(1969-1970) and was exposed to agent orange in CuChi. I developed renal cell cancer and applied for comp to the VA. I was denied. Has anyone else had this problem?

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by Fairlane on Wed Jun 11, 2014 03:36 PM

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On Jun 11, 2014 2:10 AM hupkovich wrote:

I am a vietnam vet(1969-1970) and was exposed to agent orange in CuChi. I developed renal cell cancer and applied for comp to the VA. I was denied. Has anyone else had this problem?

This will help in your case.  I won my case from the VA on RCC caused by Agent Orange. 

These Items must be completed and sent all at once to VA Regional Office when submitting a claim for RCC. I strongly suggest you ask around as to a darn good Veteran service Officer and select the one you want. Anything sent to VA Regional Office must be sent Register mail Hand Receipt Required. Your proof that it was received by VA Regional Office.

1. You need to prove you were in military - DD-214

2. Need proof that your were on ground Vietnam - Orders, decorations, pictures, performance report.

3. Show that you have a medical problem, you mention RCC a copy of diagnoses, surgical report, pathology report, CT reports.

4. A nexus letter written by Urologist, Oncologist or Kidney Specialist that supports your position that ( It is as likely as not that the RCC was caused by Agent Orange well station in Vietnam) .

5. Supporting Agent Orange studies and supporting M.D. Letter.

Below is a letter I type up and ask my Oncologist to sign and I provided supporting material that he could read and it help him make a decision to sign my request.

To Whom It May Concern; C-File #

I, M.D, XXXX .a board certified hematologist-oncologist I am the primary care provider for Mr......... I have treated Mr...... * since January 2006 at St. Agnes Cancer Center Fresno CA, 93720.
Mr............*'s diagnosis is Renal carcinoma, status post Nephrectomy with pulmonary metastasis. I have personally reviewed his medical history, both private and military. In reviewing his file and during our initial consultation Mr...... * has informed me of his tours in Vietnam and has expressed he was exposed to 2,3,7,8-TCDD Agent Orange during 24 months in country.
I have examined Mr.......... * weekly, specifically full CBC blood work up, followed by a physical examination, X-Rays and Cat Scan as deemed necessary by me. He also receives weekly chemo treatments of interferon A & Avastin.

Mr.* has no family history that would have caused his cancer and no known risk factors that may have precipitated his current condition other than his exposure to 2,3,7,8-TCDD Agent Orange during his tours of Duty.
It is well documented that 2,3,7,8-TCDD Agent Orange is a known group 1 Human Carcinogen.
In my personal experience and in the medical literature from U.S. agencies finds suggestive evidence that exposure to Agent Orange used during the Vietnam War is associated with an increased of cancers. It is my opinion, [that it is as likely than not] that Mr...... * condition was cause by his exposure to Agent Orange.
Sincerely,

Dr.XXXX Md, Chief of oncology, hematology St. Agnes Cancer Center Fresno Ca.
References:
1. Centers for Disease Control.Post service mortality among Vietnam veterans: Centers for Disease Control Vietnam Experience Study JAMA 1987;257:790-795.
2. Michalek JE and Pavuk M. Diabetes and Cancer in Veterans of Operation Ranch Hand
After Adjustment for Calendar Period, Days of Spraying, and Time Spent in Southeast
Asia. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2008;50:330-340.
3. Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2004 (2005). Board on Health Promotion and
Disease Prevention (HPDP)

God Bless,

Rudy B. Cancer Fighter

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by HillbillyVet on Tue Jun 17, 2014 04:16 AM

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On Jun 11, 2014 2:10 AM hupkovich wrote:

I am a vietnam vet(1969-1970) and was exposed to agent orange in CuChi. I developed renal cell cancer and applied for comp to the VA. I was denied. Has anyone else had this problem?

I'm a Marine Vietnam veteran 1969 and was diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma a little over 2 years ago and had a partial nephrectomy at St Louis VA. I was with 3rd Amtracs and we operated in vacinity of An Hoa, Dodge City, Go Noi Island and Arizona Territory out SW of Danang. We have a Facebook group for Agent Orange and Kidney Cancer that you should hook up with.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AGENTORANGE1/

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by jackyjohnson on Tue Jul 15, 2014 04:13 AM

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yes, but va in shrevort La. did a study and said agent orange is kinked to kidney cancer

 

 

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by Fairlane on Wed Jul 16, 2014 02:15 AM

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Cancer: Study

Vietnam veterans exposed to 'extremely toxic' herbicide may be at risk
HealthDayMay 14, 2011 | 12:00 p.m. EDT+ More

SATURDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- There appears to be a link between Agent Orange and kidney cancer in U.S. veterans exposed to the herbicide in Vietnam, a new study suggests.

Researchers at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Shreveport, La. examined the records of 297 patients diagnosed with kidney cancer between 1987 and 2009. Thirteen of the patients, aged 39 to 63 when they were diagnosed, said they had been exposed to Agent Orange.

Documented exposure to the herbicide and pathology reports were available for 10 of the patients. The researchers reviewed these patients' age at diagnosis, tumor size, side of lesion, pathology and survival.

Nine of the 10 patients had clear-cell cancers, which typically have worse outcomes than papillary tumors, which appeared in one patient. One patient had both clear-cell and papillary cancers.

During the average follow-up of 54 months, four patients developed metastatic cancer and one patient died from his cancer.

The findings were presented Saturday during a special news conference at the American Urological Association (AUA) annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Research presented at meetings should be viewed as preliminary because it has not been subjected to the peer review that typically accompanies publication in a medical journal.

"We know that the chemicals in Agent Orange were extremely toxic, and are known to cause cancer," press conference moderator Dr. Anthony Y. Smith said in an AUA news release. "These data indicate that we may need to better determine whether exposure to these chemicals should be considered a risk factor for kidney cancer."

More information

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has more aboutAgent Orange.

Copyright © 2011HealthDay. All rights reserved.


This was printed in 2011 and no review panel by (World Health Org) or any other health study support this finding and untill they do, it will not be listed in the VA list of possible accociation to Agent Orange. I won my case through hard work and it took five years but I won.

Rudy B. Cancer Fighter

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by SIG21913 on Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:42 AM

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My father was a Vietnam Veteran exposed to agent orange.  He served 20+ years in USMC.  He was diagnosed with Stage IV Renal Cell Carcinoma in 2011.  By the time the cancer was found, it had already spread to his lungs and given a prognosis of 18 months.  He passed away last year.  My mother filed a VA claim after his death and was denied.  I found your response above and requested a letter from his Oncologist.  But theOncologist said "He did not feel comfortable to write the letter" so now I don't know what to do.  Do you have any suggestions? 

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by jeanetta2 on Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:35 PM

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Yes, my claim was denied...have you heard anything since your last post?

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by jeanetta2 on Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:46 PM

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Dear Rudy, What was the deciding factor that eon the case for you? Was it specific wording? Please let me know. Thank you!

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by vangie on Mon Oct 20, 2014 03:28 PM

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Hi, my husband was in Quant Tri and Do g Ha, 69-70.  So fare he has been diagnosed with kidney cancer, colon cancer, g yperaldosteronism, malignant hypertension, hypothyroidism, opted, major depressive disorder, Tim's resulting in ischemic changes in his cerebellum, hearing loss, strange dermitisis to the feet, palsy and the hits just keep on coming.

,we have only received 60% disability.

I hate the VA 

Suzan

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by bcalder on Wed Jul 22, 2015 04:05 AM

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My husband passed away in Sept. 2014 from Kidney Cancer that metastasised to his lung and liver. He battled it for 5 years and was treated by the Veterans hospital in Dallas. His doctor told us that he thought it was caused by Agent Orange but if we told anyone he would have to call us liars. We went to MD Anderson in Houston and that doctor also said it was caused by this chemical exposure but told us that the VA doctors should note it but they still denied the letter of proof.

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