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New rare cancers presumptive SW Asia particulate matter exposure


brokensoldier244th

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Got this this morning-here's the hotsheet version

Basically, if shown in records, will be deferred for particulate exposure development (like normal) pending the finalization of the language and regs. Gulf war service as defined by 38CFR 3.317. 

This applies to survivor claims, HLR, and appeals, also. Regulatory guidance is being drafted. 

 

 

 

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On September 11, 2020, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) released the report, “Respiratory Health Effects of Airborne Hazards Exposures in the Southwest Asia Theater of Military Operations.” After receipt of this report, the Veterans Health Administration’s Health Outcomes Military Exposures team began a focused review of scientific and medical evidence related to exposure to fine particulate matter and the subsequent development of rare respiratory cancers. Based upon their research and recommendation, the Secretary is initiating rulemaking related to presumptive service connection for the following nine (9) rare respiratory cancers for certain Veterans:

 

·         squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the larynx

·         SCC of the trachea

·         adenocarcinoma of the trachea

·         salivary gland-type tumors of the trachea

·         adenosquamous carcinoma of the lung

·         large cell carcinoma of the lung

·         salivary gland-type tumors of the lung

·         sarcomatoid carcinoma of the lung

·         typical and atypical carcinoid of the lung

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