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I am 43 year male active duty Air Force member. On 2/5/07 I had a tumor removed from my C1 vertebra and was told I have Plasmacytoma. I am looking for anyone who has had a plasmacytoma, has dealt with being in the military and having cancer (my enlistment ends 10/07) looking for the best treatments or type of treatments and where you went for treatment. I currently live in Las Vegas but had my surgery at UCLA Medical Center-Santa Monica. Any information you could provide me would be very helpful, I am especially having difficulty finding out about my military career and benefits etc… Am I going to be retired before my treatments are completed and will I receive any disability benefits?

Thanks for reading this! LIVE STRONG!

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Best wishes on your treatment.

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Hi Macke,

I also was diagnosed with a plasmacytoma a year ago. It was a tough road but I got through. I am a single mother working, taking classes at a local college and taking care of things I have been needing to do. I am at a better place now then ever. You will be too as long as you look forward. You will find a way.


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I had plasma cytoma in 2001. My sitution increase to MM in 2003. But There is hope, I am part of it. Thanks for serving our country.

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