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squamous cell carcinoma

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I have been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma and go in for surgery tomorrow to have it removed from my hand.
Does anyone know if there may be any connection to Agent Orange? I am an Army combat veteran (Vietnam) and the the jungles where we operated was sprayed heavily with the chemical...

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here is a case where a guy won his legal case for Left maxillary squamous cell from agent orange exposure during service: http://www4.va.gov/vetapp03/Files/0304776.txt

mind you, this is not a scc on the skin, but still is a scc....

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My husband has squamous cell, and has had(rad) 8 surgerys one set of chemo didnt work now on to a new chemo he has had his face neck nose bones removed and has tumores on the out side of his face. we were told that on sept 28,2011 that there was no more that they could for him how sad its this that our goverment knew about this and still want to deney our vietnam vets. The hosiptal that we are going to has been great and wish that they could do more (OVERTONE BROOKS SHEVERPORT LA). There was a study by our gov back called VETERNS and AGENT ORANGE,UPDATE 1998,Executive Summary that they need to do more studys on squamous cell and basil cell and that they will see more vietnam vets show u with this between the ages of 55 to 70 so please go on this site and look for yourself it my help you, my prayers are with all of you that have this.

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You said that there was a study done by our govt. called Veterans and Agent Orange, Update 1998, Executive Summary on squamous and basil cell carcinoma.  Can you tell me where I can locate that at?  We've been fighting the govt. for four years and I'm still not giving up.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.

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Double post.

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