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Merkel Cell Carcanoma

3372bill
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Joined: Jul 2012

I have Mekel Cell cancer; this was found in the lymph nodes last November. I have found four other Viet Nam Vets with the same cancer. How many other Viet Nam Vets exposed to agent orange are out there have this cancer? The VA is saying it is not on thier list so no compensation is allowed. Merkel cell is a rare cancer and finding four other vets that have been infected the odds are very high.

Bill Schweitzer

MarineE5
Posts: 754
Joined: Dec 2005

Bill,

The VA does not list Merkel Cell cancer as connected to Agent Orange, but that does not mean you can not place a claim and fight it. I just did a quick search on the VA site. There are some claims in there. Scroll down to the bottom of each claim to see the results.

This is the only one that I could find that actually was Granted.

http://www.va.gov/vetapp/wraper_bva.asp?file=/vetapp11/Files2/1112364.txt

My Best to You and Everyone Here

MJMaine
Posts: 1
Joined: Sep 2012

My late Marine husband had 3 tours of Vietnam and died of Merkel Cell Cancer. I have been denied survivor benefits before it is not on the list of Agent Orange diseases.

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