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9 years 5 months ago #26931 by Julie
Why don't you start a new thread with this information. My sister was posted at Camp LeJuene during this time. She had kidney cancer 6 years ago. I have been nagging her to sign up and pursue this matter for herself.

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9 years 5 months ago #26930 by alsimons
Sorry to hear that Mike. Yes prostrate is covered as lung and other health issues. But this propably belongs on another tread. Just wanted Larry to get the information. Sometimes my fingers type before my mind gets into gear.:dry:

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9 years 5 months ago - 9 years 5 months ago #26928 by mmc
Al,

My father-in-law had prostate cancer and I think he got something from that through the military. He's a 30 year retired colonel and was exposed to agent orange. Not sure, but fairly sure they covered some things that they might not have otherwise or gave him some other sort of disability payments or something...

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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9 years 5 months ago #26927 by alsimons
Sure is.

As I do more research I'm finding out several other areas are even worse. I don't believe 90% of what I find so I make every attempt to get documentation before I pass it on.

http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/Herbicide/AOno1.htm

lists prostrate cancer as one of the disability for agent orange but not bladder cancer? I need someone to explain that. If you look long enough you will find several appeals (turned down) that make for interesting reading.

Oh well, "smoke em if you got em" and if you don't police up someoneelse butts.

Maybe I'm venting again today..sorry everyone

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9 years 5 months ago #26925 by mmc
Wow Al! Pretty damning stuff on that site you posted.


The water provided by the Tarawa Terrace and Hadnot Point distribution systems was highly contaminated with various chemicals, including the VOCs (volatile organic compounds) known as PCE (Tetrachloroethylene aka Perchloroethylene), TCE (Trichloroethylene), DCE (Dichloroethylene), Vinyl Chloride and BTEX (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylene).These chemicals are either known or suspected human carcinogens. Many Marines, Sailors, their families and loyal civilian employees have been affected by the contamination in various ways including, but not limited to: liver cancer, kidney cancer, breast cancer, bladder cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, cervical cancer, lung cancer, leukemia, non Hodgkins lymphoma, liver disease, miscarriages, birth defects (cleft palate, heart defects, Choanal atresia, neural tube defects, low birth weight, and small for gestational age),etc. Unfortunately, many of these families still have not been notified by the USMC of the danger from their exposure. In 1987 Camp Lejeune was recommended for listing as a Superfund site on the National Priorities List (NPL) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Camp Lejeune was officially listed as a Superfund site in 1989.


Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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9 years 5 months ago #26924 by maz
Thanks Al, I'll pass this along as well
Larry

Dx-11/12/09 pTa G2
Mitomycin C x6

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