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    VA Secretary Adds AL Amioidosis As A Presumptive Disease

    VA Secretary Adds AL Amioidosis As A Presumptive Disease Associated With Exposure To Agent Orange

    Primary AL Amyloidosis, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Institute of Medicine issued it's most recent report on it's formal review of the scientific and medical literature on health effects potentially related to exposure to to herbicides and related materials used during the Viet Nam war. Based on the recommendations of the task force, the Secretary announced his decision that the evidence warrants establishment of a presumption of service connection based on service in the Republic of Vietnam for primary AL Amyloidoisis. As required by law, a notice has been published in the Federal Register announcing this addition and 38 CFR 3.309(e) will be amended to include this disease.
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    http://www.turkjcancer.org/pdf/pdf_TJC_17.pdf

    Be sure to check the section titled: Clinical Course of AL Almyloidosis
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    http://theoncologist.alphamedp...7/824

    This site gives more complete information, and related other diseases
    that this disease can contribute to.
    Be sure to look at section 4, as this gives information as to symptoms.

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    http://gsm.utmck.edu/amyloid/primary.htm

    VERY good information on this site, and written so everyone can
    understand it.
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    As you will see, this is an insidious disease, that manifests itself in many different ways. It can and does effect multiple organs, and systems of the body.

    I implore anyone that is a Vietnam Veteran, or, has a relative that is a Vietnam Veteran, or, knows a Vietnam Veteran to get checked out for this disease as quickly as possible. It is that serious.



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    Re: VA Secretary Adds AL Amioidosis As A Presumptive Disease (namgrunt)

    I printed some of this info and will ask my doc about it. Thanks there is alot we still don't know!!


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    Re: VA Secretary Adds AL Amlyoidosis As A Presumptive Disease (dunk50)

    If I read the information correctly, this disease shows up as many different diseases. In other words, in laymens terms, it initiates, or starts any of several different diseases. From cancer, heart diseases such as thickening of the wall muscle and weakening it. And many more.
    It is diagnosed by urine, blood, and marrow tests. But, remember, ALL the articles say that by the time this particular disease is diagnosed as the root cause, the prognosis isn't good.

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    Re: VA Secretary Adds AL Amlyoidosis As A Presumptive Disease

    Some go info John I will have to look into it. Thanks

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    Re: VA Secretary Adds AL Amioidosis As A Presumptive Disease (namgrunt)

    namgrunt, thanks for the heads up on this.

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    Namgrunt, Thank you for the info. No one takes care of a Veteran other than a fellow Veteran. I will pass this one onto my Father a Nam Vet, suffering from some of these symptoms and the Local VA hospital seems clueless , do they not check test results against their own research data.

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    Thanks for the info, more stuff for me to worry about.


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