Marine Vet 1963-1967

6 years 6 months ago #50180 by worob40
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I completed BCG in October and was clear in first checkup in late November. Slated for 3 weeks maintenance BCG in Late January with next check up in March. Feel good and back to hobbies of remodeling house and motor home trips.
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6 years 6 months ago #50110 by lotech35
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Im am also a Marine Vet, I retired back in 2001. According to the latest. News the water at lejuene was contaminated. I forget the dates but Im seeing the VA this teusday. Ill let you know how that goes if you like.

Diagnosed Sept 2015 noninvasive
1st turbt Oct 3 2015, 2nd turbt Nov 13 bladder,
Completed 6 BCG initial treatments 01/11/16 02/09/16 No Cancer!
08/09/16 Cyto shows red spots on bladder, TURBT prostate scheduled
09/12/16 Cancer is back Ta prostate ,T1 high grade bladder papillary uthelial.
Cancer has invaded muscle getting RC.

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6 years 10 months ago #49125 by worob40
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I AM A RETIRED SUBMARINER AND WAS A HEAVY SMOKER UNTIL 1981. THERE ARE MANY BOAT SAILORS FROM PRE-NUKE DAYS SHOWING UP ON BLADDER CANCER ROLLS. EXPOSURE TO CHEMICAL FUMES HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO BE A POSSIBLE CAUSE. VA IS HAVING TO LOOK AT THESE CANCERS ONLY BECAUSE THE SQUEAKY WHEEL GETS THE GREASE. TRY CONTACTING SOME OF THE VETS YOU SERVED WITH AND SEE IF ANYONE ELSE IS HAVING THE PROBLEM. i HAD A RE-OCCURRENCE AND START BCG TREATMENT 8/26. GOOD LUCK AND HOPE YOU HAVE A POSITIVE OUTCOME,

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7 years 4 months ago #48174 by jimswife
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Oldcarnut, I understand, my husband receives compensation for his type 2 diabetes that is a presumptive for AO et al. Just wanted you to know that there is research out there for BC/AO connection. We have filed a claim, via VSO's within the counties we live in. They are great and the one we are using now for a reopened claim is excellent. We have been dealing with this one on basis and getting claims approved for BC.

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7 years 4 months ago #48173 by Oldcarnut
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I do receive compensation from the VA but it is not for BC. I can't say if your BC is service-connected but if you think it might be you should go to one of the service organizations such as the VFW, American Legion or DAV. They will counsel you and determine the validity of your case. I prefer the DAV because ALL they do is help veterans file claims and lobby congress.

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7 years 4 months ago #48167 by jimswife
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Oldcarnut, have you applied for and received service connected BC VA comp? It's difficult to say the least.

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