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  1. I already get compensation for bladder cancer for Camp Lejeune Water issue, now that it is added to Agent Orange does it mean that the VA should pay me the difference between Camp Lejeune and 1992 when I retired from the Marine Corps or do I have to re-apply for it for Agent Orange, or will the VA look at at current cases already receiving bladder cancer compensation. I’m considered 100% Disabled Permanently
  2. Recently 4/21 diagnosed with bladder cancer after surprise onset of "lower plumbing" issues. Had taken VA Prescribed Ranitidine (Zantac) since 2017 for Acid Reflux until recall of drug for suspected carcinogens and connection to certain cancers. Anyone out there with same situation and/or any information on VA Response to claims? Or, experience with Class Action Lawsuits pending.
  3. To: Subject: NDAA Agent Orange Presumptive Conditions January 6, 2021 Directors (00): Please distribute to National Call Centers and Public Contact Teams. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA) (H.R.6395) added three (3) more conditions to the Agent Orange presumptive-conditions list wherein Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange may qualify for benefits: bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and Parkinsonism, or Parkinson-like symptoms. Veterans and survivors are encouraged to submit claims. Thank you. Office of Field Operations- NCC
  4. I had a brief comment at my profile from a new member. I will let everyone know ASAP if the Seceretary adds anymore new presumptives to the AO list. Also any vet with bladder cancer who fits into the Camp LeJeune regs here: https://www.benefits.va.gov/COMPENSATION/claims-postservice-exposures-camp-lejeune-water.asp should file the claim that way. Also if an IMO IME doctor ( an oncologist) makes a very strong nexus for the bladder cancer ,having no etiology but for AO exposure, and uses some medical abstracts/treatises to bolster that statement the veteran might succeed in gaining comp for it. This BVA award shows what I mean: "In sum, the medical evidence of record is at least in equipoise as to whether the Veteran's bladder cancer is a result of his exposure to AO while in Vietnam; therefore, resolving reasonable doubt in favor of the Veteran, service connection is warranted for bladder/urethral cancer. 38 U.S.C.A. § 5107; 38 C.F.R. §§ 3.102. ORDER Service connection for bladder/urethral cancer is granted." https://www.va.gov/vetapp14/Files1/1412930.txt
  5. I have recently placed a claim for bladder cancer where I had my bladder removed. I have stoma and bag that collect urine. I have plenty of data from military and civilian doctors who state it is likely from Gulf War service. For some reason VA is pushing back on %. Anyone have any experience on what code and % used to determine compensation for the stoma and loss of bladder?
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