renal cell cancer in connection witrh agent orange

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by bcalder on Wed Jul 22, 2015 04:08 AM

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My husband had kidney cancer, lung and liver also was never got any disability. They said it was not due to AO even though he was on a ship and the chemicals were spilled and the sailors had to clean it up multiple times. He was on shore during Viet Nam war.

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by vangie on Wed Jul 22, 2015 05:18 AM

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Never ever give up.  Get an attorney and let him fight it out!  Attorneys get 20% of what very you get and I would keep going.  Vietnam vets have a saying "deny, deny ,deny until you die.  I have new research if your interested that just came out this year.  See my facebook account.  Suzan Mobley Rhodes.  Contact me and ill help if I can

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by bcalder on Wed Jul 22, 2015 05:23 PM

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I am very interested in seeing the new info you got. Can you send it to .  Thank you

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by andrealuscott on Mon Aug 03, 2015 09:47 PM

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Wow!  My dad served in the USMC in Vietnam, was first diagnosed with Colon Cancer at the age of 30.  A pie shaped wedge of his colon was removed and he remained cancer free for close to 20 years.  Then he was diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma.  He battled this disease for about 5 years, but he lost his battle at the age of 54 years old to RCC.  He claimed from day one that he KNEW it was due to his exposure to Agent Orange.  He reached out to his local VA Hospital back in the late 90's and they said that Renal Cell Carcinoma was not a cancer listed.  I'm guessing that has changed.  With him being deceased, is it even possible to pursue.  Boy, he'd be smiling down from heaven saying, "See!  I told you so!!!"  This seems to be a pretty common cancer for those exposed to Agent Orange.  I'd love your suggestions/recommendations. 

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by Faaice on Sun Sep 20, 2015 06:17 PM

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Yes I was stationed on the USS KIRSHNA ARL38, from 1970/1971. I have stage 4 Renee cell cancer,and I am presently fighting them about the connection. My ship was class as on of the ships exposed to agent orange. I have a law firm from Florida helping me. We are under appeal

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by Mbtolleson on Mon Nov 09, 2015 03:41 AM

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My us and was a patient at MD Anderson with the same diagnosis. Who was your doctor there?

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by HillbillyVet on Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:24 AM

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On Jul 22, 2015 5:18 AM vangie wrote:

Never ever give up.  Get an attorney and let him fight it out!  Attorneys get 20% of what very you get and I would keep going.  Vietnam vets have a saying "deny, deny ,deny until you die.  I have new research if your interested that just came out this year.  See my facebook account.  Suzan Mobley Rhodes.  Contact me and ill help if I can

Can you send the reference to the research you mentioned so I can post it in the Facebook group "Agent Orange and Kidney Cancer in Vietnam Veterans" 

Thanks

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by relliott28 on Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:44 PM

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i have a pending appeal.   They say they will approve if I can provide a nexes letter, which I can.   What I don't have is any supporting research except for the Shreevport article.  I cannot find anything definitive, please help, time is running out.   Russ

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by ForDadRip on Wed Feb 17, 2016 03:19 AM

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Ok well here is my story. I hope this may help all of you. I will keep you all posted on my findings in the future. When I was 3-4 years old I had a obvious eye problem where one eye was lazy. I had surgery shortly after diagnoses which has left me with a lifetime of horrible vision in the one eye. I will be calling children's for my report from back then to find out exactly what the diagnosis was. During meetings with the doctors my dad was asked if he was ever in Vietnam and the doctor told my parents that this eye condition is common in the offspring of those who were exposed to agent orange. Which my father was. That was around 1980. In 1984 my father was diagnosed with RCC and had one of his kidneys removed. This doctor also asked if my dad was in Vietnam and he also stated the correlation between RCC and agent orange. I will be reaching out to this hospital and the doctor who performed the removal of the kidney for any and all records. In march of 1995 my dad was diagnosed terminally ill with RCC by Ohio State university doctors. His doctor at ohio state also asked if my dad was in Vietnam and also expressed his opinion to my parents that agent orange may to be blamed for the RCC. I will be reaching out to the OSU hospital and doctors as well looking for any and all paperwork. My father passed in march of 1998. Fast forward to 2012... My mother joins a local AMVETS organization and a couple of the members who happen to be Veterans gave her a phone number of a gentleman here in Columbus Ohio who works for the local VA. They said to call this man and tell him your story. Which is what my mom did. My mom told me this back in 2012 and that was the last I heard of it. Tonight my mom called and said she wanted to bring some paperwork over that she just received in the mail from the local VA and she told me she has been working on it all this time since it started in 2012. This paperwork just received from the VA is asking for my dads medical treatment records from when he was at the cleveland clinic. And it is also asking for a copy of the medical opinion from the OSU doctor indicating that the RCC was due to agent orange along with the reasons and bases used in making this medical opinion. This was all just laid upon me tonight so I went to the internet and found you guys. Sounds like I have a lot of work to do. I will keep you all posted in hopes that what I find May help you as well. Thanks for your time and consideration. Jimmy

RE: renal cell cancer in connection witrh agent orange

by relliott28 on Wed Feb 17, 2016 04:45 AM

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Jimmy,   I have a case pending and i am desperate to get a copy of the doctors opinion.   I am in the Philippines and a US doctor would care more weight.   May I kindly impose and ask that you send me copies of the documents and letters.   Block out whatever you think is too sensitive for me to see.   A Vietnam vet with one kidney and no support from VA.   Russ

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