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Ao And Colon Cancer And Kidney Cancer



I have recently been in contact with the wife of a Vietnam era veteran who served in the Air Force and was in Vietnam 2 times. Was exposed to AO being sprayed around and on the base in Vietnam. He worked on the flight line refuleing and a mechanic.

He has Colon Cancer and Kidney Cancer.

He filed a claim on April 4th i think for Exposure to AO being the cause of his cancers as he was told to do by his service officer.

I worry if this was the right thing for him [ the service officer] to do since Colon Cancer is not one of the Cancers the Va say are from AO. is Kidney Cancer??

Kidney Cancer may be [ if i remember right] a condition that is caused by exposure to the jet fuel.

This is a nice couple and i hate to see them get a denial for his Cancers as claimed to AO. He is curently taking Chemo and as i can understand the Colon Cancer spread to his lungs and lymp nodes in his chest.

Any advice for them??

Thanks Jessie

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If these are Soft Tissue sarcomas the VA might service coonect under Agent Orange prsumptive.

Soft-tissue sarcoma (other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, or mesothelioma

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Soft-tissue sarcoma (other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, or mesothelioma)

Also he could raise the chemical exposure issue too- but that would take a very strong medical opinion.(JP -4)

If the terms associated with STS appear in his med recs, he should have a good chance of service connection.

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