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  • EileenSRN has replied to a post on the message board

    Hello PLambert, Know that you are not alone! There is a FB page you need to join: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vietnam-Vets-and-Cholangiocarcinoma-or-Bile-Duct-Cancer/143420339017522?fref=ts Almost all claims are turned down on the first claim. You MUST appeal! Basically, you need to: 1. Provide medical evidence of the diagnosis of Cholangio 2. Show that he did not have any of the other risk factors (e.g. ...

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    • EileenSRN has replied to a post on the message board

      I am sorry to hear that you are battling a cancer. I wish you well! There is one thing that the VA regards very highly: a statement from your doctor which says that your cancer "is as likely as not" caused by your service in Iraq, or the specifics of you MOS. Of course, there has to be medical documentation that your MOS or something you were exposed/ingested in Iraq causes gallbladder cancer. Good luck with your tre...

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      • EileenSRN has replied to a post on the message board

        Mary, The first thing you should do is see if you live close to a VA hospital or Outpatient Clinic. The all have Veteran's Service Groups Reps. You will want one of them to become your advocate. They will assist you if filing a Claim. I know you are overwhelmed right now, but do not delay in filing. It may be several years for a resolution, but it will be retroactive to the date of first filing. Initially, you need ...

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          My husband was a Combat Corpsman, on a LST in the Mekong Delta and Bassac River. He was there May 69 to May 70. Part of his duties were to go into the villages along the river to give medical aid. He had to eat whatever they gave him as a thank you for his care. He's sure he ate raw or undercooked fish while there. Most claims are denied the first time around. We have a growing list of claims that were approved on ap...

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          • EileenSRN has replied to a post on the message board

            I found this message board while looking for VA approved claims for cholangiocarcinoma. My husband, a Vietnam Vet died in July from it. There is a Facebook Page : Vietnam Vets and Cholangiocarcinoma, which is very active. I am hoping some of you here will check the FB site and respond to my plea for others who have an approved claim.  Maybe some of you have already contacted Sheila Harrison, the pioneer reporter...

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