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After a little cajolling, I have convinced the CSN that there is a need for a discussion for military cancer survivors. The purpose of this discussion is to give military folks a safe place to go and ask questions about treatment, administrative issues, performance evaluations, etc. that are unique to military cancer survivors. If you or someone you care about are military cancer survivors, stop on over and say "Attention!". I have recruited Kat - a military attorney with 11 years of trial experience and Mike, an oncology nurse (NOT a doctor) to help out with technical stuff. As you may have gathered, I am an old dinosaur myself (23 years E-1 to O-4) with lots of experience at "working the system". We're here to listen, advise, let you vent or kick you in the butt of necessary.

Hoping to hear from you soon - active duty or retirees.

- LCDR SpongeBob

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I'm a retired SSG (Army) I developed oral Cancer and lost part of my tounge and teeth. I was in Air Defense Artillary and worked on the Nike-Hercules Surface to Air Missile system. There is a case in Federal court in Texas where some German NATO Soldiers are suing Raytheon and Western Electric (and other companies) for exposing us to ionized radiation. I was wondering if you have heard anything about this?
Tim Gatto

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Hoo-ah, Tim -

I sent you an e-mail to your ACS CSN account. I believe there was a similar class action suit filed by US pilots against Raytheon. It was regarding an inordinately high incidence of testicular cancer that was linked to cockpit radar systems. Anyone out there familiar with either of these cases?

- SpongeBob

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