Sep 23, 2006 - 9:36 am
I'm 25 years old and was diagnosed with Stage III rectal cancer back in May. I had surgery, radiation, and am still having chemo. I was a reservist for 6 years, went through a few deployments (one to Iraq)...but I got out a few months before I was diagnosed so no medical discharge. Conditions were pretty crappy in Iraq as I'm sure most of you already know but I still talk to some of the people in my unit and there are others starting to show symptoms I had. Despite my best efforts most of them refuse to see doctors. I am just worried that being in Iraq may have something to do with what I have...perhaps I am just stretching for answers but I am curious to see if there is anyone else out there in a similar situation.