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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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


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,



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

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.
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