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  1. All, Thanks again for your replies. I'm attempting to collect medical records and also additional NCO'ers at this time to help build the case. In regards to any medical connections, I do know service member did suffer a ruptured ear drum which in researching, exposure to RF waves, can at times be attributed. That may be the medical connection showing exposure to RF waves that can support his contracting MF/Polythemia Vera later in life. MF/Polycythemia for those that don't know is at times referred to as a cancer of the bone marrow, a blood disorder similar to an often times referred to as a blood cancer like Leukemia. I've attached recent VA feedback on the last case that was submitted and also some various references that may assist us in our next appeal. Again, thank you for taking the time out of your day to assist, it's apparent that we have some very caring and knowledgeable people in this forum. VA - Case Write-up, Supporting and Next Steps (Grounds) 3.2.16.docx VA - Oncology Report (MW and Cancer).pdf VA - DOD Funded Myelofibrosis and VA Study.pdf
  2. Vync, Berta...thank you both. I've received the VA response and hope to receive a bit more in terms of medical records and NCOER's. Once I do, I'd like to bulletpoint some thoughts and would like to get your opinion. In regards to the Myelofibrosis, time from service member retirement to diagnosis was 10-12 years. Service member initially diagnosed with Polycythemia Vera, which then became Myelofibrosis. It seems like higher than normal exposure to dioxin, benzene and RF are the only instances where I've seen approval.
  3. Hello forum, I am writing behalf of someone I love dearly. Service member is retired Army, served 23 years and upon retirement was diagnosed with a blood disorder, Polycythemia Vera, later Myelofibrosis, and based on my research it is likely that leukemia will be next. Service member has filed for VA disability based on what is believed to be a service connected disease. Service member MOS dealt with microwaves, thus greater exposure to RF. Service member served as NBC NCO. Because of the rarity of this disease it poses difficulty in presenting a case. I have been doing research in order to submit a stronger case to VA. One interesting piece I came across was http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/annreports/2004annrep/pdf/10_mdrp.pdf . This would lead me to believe that perhaps the VA does believe there may be possibility of service connection. I am reaching out for your help and support....thank you in advance.
  4. Hello forum, I am writing behalf of someone I love dearly. Service member is retired Army, served 23 years and upon retirement was diagnosed with a blood disorder, Polycythemia Vera, later Myelofibrosis, and based on my research it is likely that leukemia will be next. Service member has filed for VA disability based on what is believed to be a service connected disease. Service member MOS dealt with microwaves, thus greater exposure to RF. Service member served as NBC NCO. Because of the rarity of this disease it poses difficulty in presenting a case. I have been doing research in order to submit a stronger case to VA. One interesting piece I came across was http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/annreports/2004annrep/pdf/10_mdrp.pdf . This would lead me to believe that perhaps the VA does believe there may be possibility of service connection. I am reaching out for your help and support....thank you in advance.
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