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Cholangiocarcinoma & Vietnam V was posted 02/05/2009 04:58 pm by Dorothy
E-mail Address: woods_dorothy@hotmail.com

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Janice, I am interested in knowing how many people have responded to your message on this subject. My husband died in 1994 of cholangiocarcinoma and served in Vietnam between 1966 and 1967. The Department of Veterans Affairs rejected my claim and all of the subsequent appeals. I don't know if you're aware of it but there is a bill that is being reintroduced in Congress that will establish a presumption of service connection for all gastrointestinal cancers (including biliary cancers) as being related to Agent Orange (dioxin). I am following this closely and would be happy to keep you updated if you like. I am waiting to hear when it will definitely be introduced and will send out an email to my congressman and then a mass email to friends and relatives asking them to support this bill. We must all do this so this piece of legislation gets passed. Though parasites could have been the culprit, I remain convinced that Agent Orange was just as or more than likely to have caused this cancer. The original bill introduced last year was called HR 6798. It is being renamed the 'Thomas G. Schubert - Agent Orange Bill'. I look forward to hearing from you. The response from Trish was very enlightening and helpful.

Dorothy

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