One chemical in particular was linked in study to larger, more aggressive tumors
by silky883 on Sun Oct 16, 2011 06:41 PM
I'm looking for any Gulf war vets from 1990-1991. If the VA ever sent you a letter regarding brain cancer please drop me a note. I've been filing appeals for the past YEAR trying to get them to man up and change my disability rating from 10% to what ever brain cancer and 5 years to live is rated at. I'm getting pretty frustrated and would love to sue them but I don't know how to do that. So if there are any other broken soldiers out there please drop me a line!
Thanks for letting me rant!
by mmdj2007 on Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:57 AM
My husband did receive that letter. He served during the time you reference in your post. We have not been able to put our hands on it, but he was diagnosed with a brain tumor on Oct. 17, 2012. We had a resection in November and have had two follow up appts. Was waiting to hear plans for treatment, prognosis, etc. before contacting VA - was dreading do it. Need to do it though. I do hope that you have had some luck since this post.
by Mendh on Thu Aug 01, 2013 07:38 PM
My husband was in both Desert Storm and Shield, he was deployed there a couple of times. I have filed with VA on his behalf in March 2013, I suppose I'll hear something back before our grandchildren graduate school. :) He never received a letter, what was it about?
Rant away!!! I am feeling ALL those frustrations too.
by chapmmorru on Thu Sep 19, 2013 02:29 AM
No letter but need receive one for colon check up.
by fxrchopper2003 on Thu Sep 19, 2013 03:22 AM
My dear friends, I am a mother of a veteran of Afghanistan! Many have came back and been diagnosed with blood cancers and tumors of the brrain. Please google Oregon National Guard and the payout that they received a year ago! There are attorneys that will take on the Veterans, otherwise, you are, "just a number there!" As we were told.... AMVETS works with the hospital, that is why they are there. You need to apply for disability from the state, but you must not allow the veterans Hospital be aware, why you are asking for your records! Any imaging that was done, ask that they be put on a disc, also! My son has had to have neurosurgery at UCSF, but I already knew what to do, for I am a Registered Nurse/Chemo Certified with a hubby whom served during your time with cancer, and my son with blood cancer, and like I said was having MRI's after a grandmal seizure. I knew to keep my mouth shut, as you all were taught in the service, and I applied online for social security after I got the records. My son was never denied once! Otherwise the doctor's documentation was they did NOT see anything on my son's MRI...Ha! Well, like I said 1rst get your documents and images on a scan, then apply for social security, because you will have the true images, and impression(dictation) of the radiologist! There are attorneys that will take on the V.A. Trust me! Did you all know that the administrators were paid 92,000,000.00 in bonuses for not referring out vets for treatment, in other words for saving on the budget that was allotted to that V.A. hospital in your area. Yeah, right, and they say call your congressman....B.S.! You work, you pay into federal taxes, congressman are supposed to get an allowaance for that V.A. hospital, but yet, the administrators are given your tax dollars from whom do you think? You got it YOUR Congressman that went to the white House to ask for the funding! With that amount of money, that could of saved a life like my son's, or yours! It could of damn well bought alot of prosthetic limbs! Now, I know this, I saved my son's life, and I know how the V.A. works! Remember, though always, "loose lips sink ships!" So get your records and images 1rst, and do not explain why!!!!!!!! Good Luck, advocating for the Vets! Your Cancercompass R.N. that the V.A. did not know this soldier of mine(my son) had a mother with many years of experience as a nurse!
by chapmmorru on Thu Sep 19, 2013 03:45 AM
Dear Mother thanks for being on side I wish I could of more help but U have back.. I will pray for ur son recovery Mom.. Thank U for just being u..
by fxrchopper2003 on Thu Sep 19, 2013 05:08 AM
Oh I have your back, and anything you need, I know of attorneys! See, if everyone gets together and starts gettin attorneys, and suing for malpractice,or personal injurty. II'm pretty sure the V.A. hospital will get it, and the Congressman in your area, especially whenyou apply for social security! Then when the state goes broke, maybe they're won't be so many bonuses for administrators! You do as I say and you will win! Iknow....firstname.lastname@example.org
by fxrchopper2003 on Thu Sep 19, 2013 05:40 AM
I have an article from a newspaper for Deaert Storm, muchlove to you all!
by chapmmorru on Thu Sep 19, 2013 06:00 AM
an u share this via scan documents
by Tbeumel on Mon Mar 02, 2015 07:15 PM
If any of you have a list of hazards such as chemicals or shot records from being deployed to Desert Storm/Shield I need them for my case please!
I am a Vet from that time in Desert Storm/Shield and I have been diagnosed Terminal with Metastatic Prostate Cancer and they have denied me service connection even though I had systems when I came back and was on medical hold for suspected colon cancer.
Make sure you are in the Southeast Asia survey Program.
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