Feb 16, 2009 - 11:35 am
My husband was diagoned in Oct. 2008 with plasmablastic lymphoma.We were told it is a very rare cancer.He has filed for Va benefits for this. It is also classified as non-Hodgekins lymphoma. He is recieving 30% for diabetes from a claim for angent orange. He served in vietman from 68-69. The doctors have said that he is going into remission and they want to do a stem cell transplant. His chances of the cancer reaccuring are 75% without the transplant and 50-60 percent with the transplant. Does anyone know where this leaves us with the VA? He is 61 and will be getting 100% from Social security.A specialist in Boston said it is a cancer that can come from pesticides and very well could be from the agent orange. I just wondered if anyone can help us.