renal cell cancer in connection witrh agent orange

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RE: renal cell cancer in connection witrh agent orange

by Seabee on Sat Dec 23, 2017 06:01 PM

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Hello, 

I have RCC and have received treatment at OSU as well. My VA claim has been denied and I am in the process of making my appeal. Could you tell me who the doctor was that stated that your father's RCC was likely caused by agent orange. I may need to get a second opinion for my appeal

Thanks!

RE: renal cell cancer in connection witrh agent orange

by rmf417 on Mon Jan 22, 2018 08:37 PM

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On Jul 16, 2014 2:15 AM Fairlane wrote:

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

Ruby B,

I was just denied for RCC with the VA - would you be able to send me a private email to discuss more specifiacally what you did?

Thank you,

Ron

Ron.faircl oth@gmail.com

RE: renal cell cancer in connection witrh agent orange

by BroRecon on Thu Feb 15, 2018 01:46 AM

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BroRecon here  and How are you doing today?  What kind of side effects did you have with these Chemo Pills or Injection? Having to make a decision about my RCC that went to Lungs.

LQQK FWD to your reply,  Bro

RE: renal cell cancer in connection witrh agent orange

by caregiver7714 on Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:55 AM

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I never thought I'ld post here. Only have read the board.

Nineteen months ago, my husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 , metastatic Renal Cell Cancer. Immunotherapy stopped working. Now the doctor is trying Cabometyx. He has lost so much weight it tears me apart.

He was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma ten years ago and had chemo and a stem cell transplant. He was accepted onto the Agent Orange Registry and then denied due to his Undesirable discharge. 

He enlisted and was not drafted in 1969. He was in Vietnam in Quang Tri and Dong Ha in 1970. 

RE: renal cell cancer in connection witrh agent orange

by tnjlp on Wed Jun 20, 2018 03:22 PM

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Jimmy, please keep us updated on your progress.  I was on Okinawa 75-76 and remeber seeing the locals spraying the Orange stuff on intruding vegetation around our base and barracks.  I had a right Nephrectomy in November of 2017 and just discovered the cancer had spread to my Lymph Nodes. My wife & i have family in Columbus so the name of the doctor at OSU and his Nexus letter will help me out with the VA.

Thank you,  

Anyone seeing this post can contact me at jpaugh7@gmail.com

RE: renal cell cancer in connection witrh agent orange

by cmsnoris19 on Thu Jul 19, 2018 02:22 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 am Viietnam Vet (01/66-12/66). Had kidney cancer spread to both lungs. I was a AF firefighter for 27 years. Exposed to CTC, CBM, Bromomethane, Halon 1211/1301. They told me in writing that it was not caused by agent orange, therefore, my claim was denied.

RE: renal cell cancer in connection witrh agent orange

by starkwood on Thu Aug 23, 2018 07:01 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?

Unless you have the letter from a specialist stating that your cancer is more likely than not caused by exposure to toxic herbicides while serving in the  (branch), it is a hard one to win.  Most VA physicians will not want to give you a specific-enough letter to do much good.  However, in the course of researching prior to filing my claim, I discovered that many military specialties were also exposed to Trichloroethylene (AKA TRI, TRIKE, TCE, etc.) which was used widely throughout that time period by mechanics, electronics-types, armorers, gunsmiths, etc that needed any sort of cleaner-de-greaser for cleaning metal parts of circuit boards.  The Agent Orange and Kidney Cancer in Vietnam Veterans group on Facebook has at least a half-dozen studies relating to TCE in the FILES tab on the page.  It is far easier to prove a connection to TCE than it is to prove AO connection because there is a huge increase in likelihood of getting kidney cancer when occupationally exposed to TCE.  They never banned it until the 1980s.  I used to wash my hands at the end of a shift with the stuff.  Had a 7cm tumor and the entire right kidney removed in 2014 and a small one removed from my left lung in 2017.  Nothing else so far, but awaiting initial decision on my service-connection claim.  I showed my doctor the studies and had my letter in less than two weeks.  

RE: renal cell cancer in connection witrh agent orange

by Mongo1944 on Sat Dec 01, 2018 04:56 PM

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On Jul 15, 2014 4:13 AM jackyjohnson wrote:

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

 

 

I filed that Shrevesport VA study with my original claim.  It was published in the "American Journal of Urology" in 2010.  The VA claimed their own study is flawed and not valid because there wasn't a large enough number of patients to study.

RE: renal cell cancer in connection witrh agent orange

by starkwood on Sat Dec 01, 2018 08:29 PM

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My congressman questioned the VA about following up on the w010 study and was told that nobody ever asked to expand the study or suggested a calid plan for a atudy.  I did an FOIA request which revealed that tgere were just over 53,000 cases among Vietnam Era Vets diagnosed or treated between 2000 and 2017.  Another 50,000+ cases were also found among vets who served after 1975.  Until the Natl Academy of Medicine is provided with further studies that show a connection, you have to have a doctor willkng to state in writing that ypur RCC "...IS MORE LIKELY THAN NOT CAUSED BY EXPOSURE TO HERBICIDES."  Without it, your ckaim will be denied.  If NAM changes its vuews and makes a connection and RCC is added to the list of diseases associated with gerbicide exposure, then a letter is not needed ....just a diagnosis.

RE: renal cell cancer in connection witrh agent orange

by inkslinger on Mon Dec 03, 2018 04:04 PM

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I was diagnosed with stage four clear cell renal cell carcinoma in 2012 and was denied by the VA an agent orange claim multiple times.  This denial was in spite of veteran patient studies by the Shreveport, LA VA Medical facility showing a liink between agent orange and CCRCC.

I was however, a Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune in the late sixties and the VA has determined that CCRCC is service connected due to the Camp Lejeune water contamination issue. Google it.

After years of trying, I was finally awarded 100% disability.

I suggest any Marines stationed at or near Camp Lejeune from the 1950's to the 1980's - file a claim immediately. 

Prayers and best wishes. 

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